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Well worth a look.

This is an attractive and interesting bridge, and somehow the passage of huge modern barges... read more

Reviewed June 15, 2018
johnhouston2
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Knaresborough, United Kingdom
Another testimony to early architecture

How many structures do we now erect that will last hundreds of years? Not many. I walked much of... read more

Reviewed October 24, 2017
twitterpook
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Reviewed June 15, 2018

This is an attractive and interesting bridge, and somehow the passage of huge modern barges underneath its ancient central arch somehow adds poignancy to the longevity of the structure. It is undoubtedly one of the historic highlights of Tournai and, as such, I share the...More

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Reviewed October 24, 2017

How many structures do we now erect that will last hundreds of years? Not many. I walked much of this canal looking for the other bridges noted on a landmark, but this was the only one I could find that remained. Still, it is amazing...More

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Reviewed March 30, 2017

This is a great old bridge. I missed a description. It was a bit disappointing that you could not walk over the bridge, although stairs were present to make that possible. Maybe it opens only in April, or maybe they want to preserve the bridge...More

Thank RHAHJ
Reviewed August 14, 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.

Thank Olivier R
Reviewed August 6, 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...More

Thank Katrien S
Reviewed June 23, 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...More

Thank englander87
Reviewed May 27, 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...More

Thank Theresa M
Reviewed May 16, 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.

Thank Thibaut H
Reviewed April 13, 2016

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

Thank Paul S
Reviewed October 27, 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...More

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