Raymond Barre Bridge carries the T1 tramway extension across the Rhône River between Musée des Confluences and Parc des Berges. An arched structure with a 262 m long deck, including 150 m under the arch, this bridge crosses the Rhône at an angle with its two lateral spans arranged in a curve and a counter-curve.
This essentially metal structure is composed of two arches sloping outwards at a 10° angle, with the two lines of the T1 tramway passing through the middle. These two arches are linked at the deck by two longitudinal box girders, while crosswise, the girders are linked by crossbeams curving outward on the downstream side. Alongside one of the arches, separated from the tramway lines, are lanes for cyclists and pedestrians, along with viewing points.
This is an architectural landmark for Lyon, providing tram users with a fresh view of the Rhône River while enabling inhabitants and tourists to walk from the Gerland district to the peninsula, discovering the confluence of the Saône and the Rhône Rivers from a sleek new vantage point.