40 years ago, the Pont Wilson bridge in Tours collapsed

Published on 25 April 2018 - Updated 28 May 2018
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On 9 April 1978, part of the bridge in Tours collapsed. This was an extraordinary sight which many locals still remember today. To mark this anniversary, the local newspaper La Nouvelle République is running a special feature in remembrance of this event, going back over the bridge's history, explaining the consequences that the bridge's collapse had on the city and its locals, and presenting the reconstruction work which took four years to complete.

The Indre-et-Loire Département-level Archives have also published a document on the Tours bridge ... which had already collapsed several times before! 


[Special feature] Pont Wilson : ils se souviennent de ce 9 avril 1978  

La Nouvelle République