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Alma bridge, "Princess Lady Diana's flame"

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Alma bridge and Diana Flame
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The Alma bridge and the flame

Place de l'Alma, the flame, reproduction of the flame over the Statue of Liberty in New York, remains notorious as a symbol for the tragic death of Princess of Wales, Lady Diana and Dodi Al'Fayed in a car accident under the bridge it overhangs.

It was offered in 1987 by the American newspaper "International Herald Tribune", whose drafting is in Paris, in order to celebrate its centenary and to maintain the Franco-American friendship.
It was inaugurated on May 10, 1989.

Constructed by Gariel between 1854 and 1856 for the Universal Exhibition of 1855 it was inaugurated the 2 april 1856 by Napoleon and called Alma in memory of the first Crimée victory.

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