Pont du Gard – France

Pont du Gard - France

Pedestrians cross the bridge as kayaks pass below. Built between 40-60 AD (during the reign of Roman emperors Claudius and Nero) of local limestone, Pont du Gard is a Roman aqueduct that supplied water to the city of Nîmes. It spans the Gardon River. Between 1743-1745, the lower arches were widened (based on a design by hydraulic engineer Henri Pitot) to accomodate a road bridge. Located in Vers-Pont-du-Gard, Gard, France.

Became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1985.

A fantastic collection of old post cards (cartes postales anciennes) featuring Pont du Gard: www.nemausensis.com/Gard/Pont-du-Gard/CP duPontDuGard.html

Posted by jan buchholtz on 2014-09-04 11:41:08

Tagged: , Pont du Gard , France , bridge , Gardon River , river , aqueduct , jan buchholtz

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