It is the third bridge that has spanned this spot. The first was built in the 17th century as a crossing to the newly built hospital on the left bank. Interesting that most of that bridge was taken up by a two story building in the middle.There was also a toll. It, and it's successor were both swept away in floods. This bridge being constructed in 1883.
The railing, or fencing on this bridge looks like wood from a distance, but it is iron.
The building in the background is Notre Dame Cathedral of course.
connecting to: Good Fences