In 1866, a group of townspeople joined the parish priest Abbott Nauche, and created an association called Société de construction du pont de Saint-Viance. (The bridge of Saint-Viance building society). These volunteers gathered private funds and the construction began. But the following autumn, the whole thing was carried away by a flood. The town then decided to help the association financially. Thus, the 3 arch local stone bridge was built.
After much financial turmoil, the bridge was finally finished in the autumn of 1870.
Relive the adventure linked to the construction of this bridge, thanks to this audioguide, which also explains how people used to cross the river, before the bridge was built.