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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

Reviewed 6 August 2016
Katrien S
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Ghent, Belgium
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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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609 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 better that way. Anyway, it is a spectacular sight, with the large arches bridging the... More 

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Thank RHAHJ
Brussels, Belgium
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
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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403 reviews
258 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
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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Thank Katrien S
Leeds
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21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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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Kaiserslautern, Germany
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159 reviews
106 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 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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Thank Theresa M
Leuze, Hainaut
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95 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
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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Thank Thibaut H
Brussels, Belgium
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149 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 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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717 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 486 helpful votes
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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373 reviews
113 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
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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