The Pont de Bir-Hakeim is a six span, double-deck, steel arch that carries trains and light rail on the top deck and cars and pedestrians on the bottom deck. The top deck is on columns supported by the deck arches below. The bottom deck is considerably wider (24.7 m) than the top deck (7.3 m). It is similar to the Pont de Bercy upstream, only in steel instead of stone.
The bridge was built in 1905 but it was called the Passy Viaduct until 1948 when it was renamed after a battle in the Libyan Desert during WWII. It's covered by a variety of decorations. The large, stone arch at the center of the bridge supports statues represent science and commerce, while riveters and boatmen decorate every pier, the top deck has plates commemorating fallen soldiers of WWII, and the supporting columns had ornamentation that was removed when the bridge was strengthened.