Pont Eiffel, Olargues
This bridge near Olargues was built in 1889 by Eiffel. The bridge, about 200m long spans the River Jaur and the main Lamalou-St Pons road. Unfortunately it isn't as elegant as his Viaduc de Garabit near St Flour (see below). The bridge used to carry the railway line from Lamalou-les-Bains, via St Pons and Mazamet, to Toulouse. The line was closed to normal traffic in 1956 but a tourist train ran during the summer until the 1980s. Now the trackbed has been restored as a footpath, the Piste Vert, for much of its length. Button, our dog, has just finished reading the sign!
Viaduc de Garabit