The Pont de Normandie is a cable-stayed bridge that crosses the River Seine and connects Le Havre to Honfleur in Normandy, France.
The bridge was designed by Michel Virlogeux. Construction began in 1988 and the bridge was opened in January 1995.
The Pont de Normandie is 2143 meters long, and has a span of 856 meters which makes it the largest bridge in France. The bridge was the world's largest cable-stayed bridge until the Tatara Bridge in Japan opened in 1999.
A cable-stayed bridge was chosen because it was cheaper and more resistant to strong winds than a suspension bridge.