Briare Canal Bridge
Built by the Eiffel company in 1890, this bridge allows the canal running lateral to the Loire to cross the river and join the Briare canal. The metallic structure containing the canal is made up of plates held together by millions of rivets. It is 662m/2,171ft long, 11m/36ft wide (including the tow paths, perfect for a stroll) and rests on 15 masonry piers constructed by the Eiffel company. It has a draught of 2.2m/7.2ft. Steps lead down to the level of the Loire, from where you can admire this wonderful feat of engineering.