The Bridges over the Rivière Salée
Basse Terre and Grande Terre, the two islands which make up continental Guadeloupe, are separated by an arm of the sea,
the "Rivière Salée". The islands are connected by two draw bridges each with a 4 meter overhead.
The "Pont de la Gabarre" opens at 5:00 AM and the "Pont de l'Alliance" opens at 4:30 AM and once again at 5:30 AM thus allowing the ships to circulate in both directions.
Draft is of 1,50 meters, distance between the bridge pillars: Pont de la Gabarre ca. 9m (29.5'), Pont de l'Alliance ca. 14m (46').
Attention: The bridges of Rivière Salée keep CLOSED FOR MAINTENANCE REASONS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
(probable duration of one year from 2013 to 2014)