Since it was first constructed in 1888, the views overlooking the viaduct that carries rue Caulaincourt over Montmartre Cemetery have intrigued visitors and photographers alike. In fact, at least a half dozen views of the bridge have been used as postcards highlighting the viaduct as an attraction in and of itself. Also a nice set of snapshots of daily life in this part of Paris.
In 1888 the city of Paris undertook to traverse the valley that is Montmartre Cemetery with a viaduct carrying Rue Caulaincourt, at the southeastern edge of the cemetery.
Views during construction (from L'Illustre Monde), looking west southwest, and after, c. 1900, looking north by northeast: