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Pont du Gard

Pont du Gard

General Information

Structural Type: Three-story semi-circular arch bridge
Function / usage: Aqueduct bridge
later use:
Road bridge
Built in: 1st century
Status: out of service

Geographic Information & Related Structures

Location: Vers-Pont-du-Gard, Gard (30), Languedoc-Roussillon, France, Europe
Crosses
  • Gardon River
Part of:
Coordinates: 43° 56' 51.00" N    4° 32' 6.00" E

Technical Information

Dimensions

height 47.40 m
total length 275 m
span lengths max. 24.40 m
slope of channel 0.19 m / km
width of channel 1.20 m

Materials

piers stone
arches stone

Chronology

40 A.D.
- 60

Approximate period of construction which is estimated to have taken 15 years in total for the entire aqueduct and 5 years for the Pont du Gard. Built in the reign of the emperors Claudius and Nero.

1743
- 1745

Lower arches widened to accommodate road bridge under the authority of Henri Pitot.

1843
- 1850

Restoration by architects Questel and Laisné due to Prosper Mérimée's interventions.

6 December 1985

Added to the World Heritage List of UNESCO.

Participants

Widening
Design

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Internal Information
Structure-ID: s0000256
Created: 19/05/1999
Last Updated: 07/10/2013