It was inaugurated in 1856 by Napoléon III, and rebuilt since. Today, it's not really a nice construction, but its interest is in the statue of the Zouave, the only survivor of the four soldiers who once ornamented the bridge. The Parisians measure the rise of the Seine by how far it is immersed. It's one of the four bridges linking the 8th to the 7th area, and it's also the limit between the 8th and 16th areas.