Les Femmes Cocher / 63 (Mme. Decourcelle / 3)
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Paris Nouveau no. 2305 – Les Femmes Cocher

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Les Femmes Cocher / 63

Mme. Decourcelle / 3

Picture (left): Mme. Decourcelle in her driver's seat.

Mme. Decourcelle is parked on the Pont Alexandre III, often called the most beautiful bridge in Paris. The cornerstone was laid in 1896 by Czar Nicholas II of Russia in honour of his father, Alexander III (France was courting Russia as an ally against Germany at the time). The bridge was prefabricated off-site and put in place by a large crane just in time for the 1900 Paris World's Fair.

One of the design stipulations was that the bridge could not obscure the view of the Champs Élysées or Les Invalides, so the deck is only six meters high.

One of the bridge's four monumental pillars can be seen behind Mme. Decourcelle's cab.

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