France Port de l’Arsenal at Paris

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Frédéric Monin

About this spot
This spot is at the Port de l’arsenal and more particularly on the Passerelle de Mornay (at the middle of the port) or the Pont Morland (at the mouth with the Seine).
The port of Arsenal or Arsenal basin, located in Paris, connects the Saint-Martin canal to the Seine, between the Quai de la Rapée and the Place de la Bastille. It was once a freight port which has since 1983 become a marina. It is part of the network of Parisian canals and constitutes the border between the 4th and 12th arrondissements of Paris.
The Arsenal basin has a body of water which is 3 m above the level of the Seine. It is connected to the river by a lock to allow navigation. The Arsenal lock is the 9th lock of the Saint-Martin canal.
A footbridge, called "footbridge Mornay", was built in 1895. Spanning the two banks of the Arsenal basin, it connects boulevard Bourdon in the 4th arrondissement to boulevard de la Bastille in the 12th arrondissement.
During the refurbishment of the metro station for line 1 at Place de la Bastille and line 5 south of the Arsenal basin, two metal bridges were built at the two ends of the basin between 1879 and 19281. The widening of the Morland bridge over the Arsenal lock was carried out at the same time.
The Paris-Arsenal marina opened in 1983 offers 177 berths. When the marina was set up, the Port-de-l'Arsenal garden was created on the eastern bank of the basin, on the Boulevard de la Bastille side; in 2017, it was integrated into the newly created Rives-de-Seine park.

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