Bridge to make French historic site an island once again

A 760m bridge out from the coast of northern France to historic Mont-Saint-Michel has been designed by Dietmar Feichtinger Architectes

Austrian-born Feichtinger designed the Passerelle Mont-Saint-Michel to replace the 135-year-old causeway that first connected the island to the mainland, but also caused a build-up of silt in the sea which blocked the channel.

Once the causeway has been demolished, the new route will once again allow the sea to flow across the estuary, transforming the Mont back into a real island for the first time in over a century.

A World Heritage Site, Mont St Michel and its abbey attract around 2.4m visitors per year.

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