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Pont du Faubourg

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Vicki802 wrote a review Jul. 2019
Stuart, Florida475 contributions99 helpful votes
We were riding our bikes and came across this covered bridge - What a find! The bridge is beautiful and there is a painter/statue at the entrance. The walls of the bridge have paintings hanging - the artwork is wonderful. Just be careful when viewing the artwork as the bridge is used by cars. If you are in town, this is a must see area
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Date of experience: July 2019
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CatharineB wrote a review Jun. 2018
Ottawa, Canada483 contributions159 helpful votes
The Faubourg covered bridge, located at L'Anse-Saint-Jean, was built in 1929, but was washed away twice by the river. The current work is a replica of the first bridge and contains works of art painted by local artists. It is best to park at either end of the bridge and take your time walking through and enjoy the artwork The history of the Faubourg Bridge began on August 17, 1928, following the decision of the Mayor of L'Anse-Saint-Jean, Mr. Edouard Harvey, to build a bridge to establish a permanent communication between the inhabitants on both sides of the river. This bridge appeared on the back of the $1000 Canadian dollar bill, running from 1954 until 1992. The illustration also shows the river and the surrounding hills. The drawing was made from a photograph taken by Mr. Max Saver. Curiously, it was not until 1972 that the citizens of L'Anse-Saint-Jean realized that their village appeared behind the $ 1000 bill. An understandable fact considering the relatively rare use of one thousand dollar bills. For a great view of the bridge and surrounding country side, climb to the top of the nearby lookout point.
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Date of experience: June 2018
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AMsays wrote a review Jul. 2017
Thornhill, Canada3,001 contributions453 helpful votes
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Covered bridge built in 1929 from lumber/siding is just off PQ170 on the road to L'Anse-St-Jean. It spans the St- Jean river but its not wide enough for 2 cars. In the mid 1950's a picture of the Pont du Faubourg bridge was on the $1000 Cdn note. Interestingly, inside the bridge are about 20 paintings in diamond frames showcasing local artists.
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Date of experience: July 2017
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radar643 wrote a review Oct. 2016
Minden, Canada1,069 contributions44 helpful votes
Very beautiful covered bridge in this community of 1200. There were also several paintings on the inside of the bridge from local artists. The bridge is narrow so there is only room for one vehicle and some pedestrian traffic. Very quaint...
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Date of experience: October 2016
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HotEarth wrote a review Oct. 2016
Melbourne, Australia695 contributions259 helpful votes
This bridge reminded me of the two in Lucern, Switzerland. Though relatively less historic, it commands a beauty on its own. On top of viewing it close up, another extraordinary view is from the $1000 note view lookout, within walking distance, ip the hill and 195m after the marker board!
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Date of experience: October 2016
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