This suspended bridge, 192 meters (624 feet) in length,
hangs some 147 meters (475 feet) above the riverbed of "les Usses".
It is one of the oldest suspension bridges in service, though the
concrete arch bridge that now runs alongside carries all vehicular
traffic since 1939. Bungee-jumping was popular from the suspension
bridge but was banned when too many drivers on the other bridge, fascinated
by the spectacle, failed to heed the road and suffered head-on collisions.
The bridges are located between Annecy and Geneva, just outside the
Alonzier-la-Caille, Haute Savoie (France) - Photo © Robert Jeantet,
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