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Address: Rue de Cygne, Tournai 7500, Belgium
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Worth the stroll along the canal, but in need of some upkeep

This bridge with 2 towers was once part of the city defence system, liking the 2 parts across the river. The oldest tower dates from 1281, the other from 1302 when presumably also... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 August 2016
Katrien S
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Ghent, Belgium
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Brussels, Belgium
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27 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

Well kept very old bridge, apparently from the Middle Ages. You unfortunately can't walk on it so it's in the end only a good stop for some pictures.

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Ghent, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

This bridge with 2 towers was once part of the city defence system, liking the 2 parts across the river. The oldest tower dates from 1281, the other from 1302 when presumably also the bridge was build. The middle arch was destroyed by a German bomb in WWO II, but has been reconstructed (and widened) to allow for larger boats... More 

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Leeds
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4 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

Nice to see the historic side of tournai a plesant stroll down the canal with plenty of modern day traffic. The downside for was me they dont make a bigger fuss there was no information, no guide its just sort of there to look at and take a picture

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Thank englander87
Kaiserslautern, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

This medieval gate is a site to see but unfortunately you can only view from the outside and as you're walking through; the stairs were locked and closed off when we visited. Having said that, the river area is spectacular in the evening and great for photographers!

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Leuze, Hainaut
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95 reviews
36 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016

One of the last medieval gate from Europe. Don't miss it before it is too late because the local authorities wants to destroy it for economical reasons.

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Brussels, Belgium
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146 reviews
71 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2016

The only remaining medieval bridge in the city on walking distance from the city centre, just follow the river downstream.

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Thank Paul S
Brussels
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142 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015

Having spotted the picturesque Pont des Trous (literally ‘the bridge of the holes’) from another bridge over the River Scheldt, the Pont de Fer in the centre, we took a nice walk along the Quai des Salines to have a closer look at it. All the way there are nice views towards town, at present spoiled by the Christo-like wrapping... More 

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USA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2015 via mobile

Similar to the one in nearby Kortrijk, it is a good example of a water fortification. It is a short walk from the center and the path along the river was recently redone so it makes for a nice walk.

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363 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2015

This place is beautiful and so full of history. Strolling along the canal watching the river barges coming through is lovely.

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Thank Natalie M
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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59 reviews
22 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2014 via mobile

This bridge is a nice walk away from the main attractions. Quite nice if you're into medieval military architecture; otherwise, just a nice tourist attraction that's somewhat off the beaten path. Note that you can't walk along the top of the bridge or otherwise cross the river here.

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