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Sommières Roman Bridge

Sommières Roman Bridge

General Information

Structural Type: Arch bridge
Function / usage: Road bridge
Other name(s): Pont romain de Sommières
Built in: 1st century

Geographic Information & Related Structures

Location: Sommières, Gard (30), Languedoc-Roussillon, France, Europe
Crosses
  • Vidourle

Technical Information

Dimensions

total length 189 m
number of arches 17

Materials

arches stone

Chronology

1845

Bridge is restored.

Notes

The bridge was built under the reign of Tiberius for the Roman road between Nimes and Toulouse. It was originally composed of 17 arches, but during the Middle Ages, 4 arches were absorbed into the city structure. They serve as caves today.

Participants

Currently there is no information available about persons or companies having participated in this project.

Relevant Web Sites

There currently are no relevant websites listed.

Relevant Publications

  • Chevallier, Raymond Les voies romaines (1st edition), Picard éditeur, Paris (France), ISBN 2-7084-0526-8, 1997; pp. 143
  • Corvisier, Christian Sommières: pont romain presented at Congrès archéologique de France - Monuments du Gard, 157éme session.
  • Grattesat, Guy & Arsac, Auguste Ponts de France, Presses Ponts et chaussées, Paris (France), ISBN 2859780300, 1984; pp. 60
  • Montens, Serge Les plus beaux ponts de France, Bonneton, Paris (France), ISBN 2862532754, 2001; pp. 10-11
Internal Information
Structure-ID: 20002564
Created: 12/01/2002
Last Updated: 29/07/2014