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Saint-Bénezet Bridge

General Information

Original name: Pont Saint-Bénezet; Pont d'Avignon
Beginning of works: 1177
Completion: 1185
Status: partially destroyed

Project Type

Structure: Vaulted arch bridge
Function / usage: original use:
Road bridge
current use:
Pedestrian bridge (footbridge)
Material: Masonry bridge

Location

Location: , , ,
Crosses:
  • Rhone River
Coordinates: 43° 57' 13.69" N    4° 48' 17.61" E

Technical Information

Dimensions

total length ca. 900 m
span lengths 30.8 - 33.5 m
number of spans ca. 20
deck deck width 2 - 5 m

Materials

piers stone
arches stone
chapel masonry

Chronology

1385

Pope Bonifaz IX order the fourth arch destroyed for reasons of self-defense

Notes

One of the first bridges built by the Fratres Pontifices, a monastic order.

Participants

(role unknown)

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  • About this
    data sheet
  • Structure-ID
    20000471
  • Date created
    12/11/1999
  • Last Update
    12/04/2016