|September 2016 (45.7569, 4.8382) Pont de l'Universite|
In September of 1944, 22 bridges in Lyon including the Pont de l'Universite were blown up by the Wehrmacht. Photos of the destruction were taken by the Dusson family and are now available on the Instants Lyonnais Website. A temporary wooden bridge was built beside the damaged Pont de l'Universite while it was being repaired and it was reopened in 1947.
Looking to the west (in the photo below) we see the Basilica of Notre Dame Fourviere up on a hill in Vieux Lyon several miles away. This 19th century church has an eclectic architectural style different from the traditional Gothic architecture of the other churches in Lyon.
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