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General Information

Name in local language: Pont romain de Sommières
Status: in use

Project Type

Structure: Semi-circular arch bridge
Function / usage: Road bridge
Material: Masonry bridge
Architectural style: Roman

Location

Location: , , ,
Crosses:
  • Vidourle
Coordinates: 43° 46' 55.89" N    4° 5' 20.02" E
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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

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Relevant Publications

  • Montens, Serge (2001): Les plus beaux ponts de France. Bonneton, Paris (France), pp. 10-11.
  • Grattesat, Guy / Arsac, Auguste / Mesqui, Jean / Reverdy, Georges / Roche, Jacques / Darpas, Georges / Bernard-Gély, Anne / Fève, Michel (1984): Ponts de France. Presses Ponts et chaussées, Paris (France), pp. 60.
  • Corvisier, Christian (2000): Sommières: pont romain. Presented at: Congrès archéologique de France - Monuments du Gard, 157éme session, pp. 525-526.
  • Chevallier, Raymond (1997): Les voies romaines. 1st edition, Picard éditeur, Paris (France), pp. 143.
  • About this
    data sheet
  • Structure-ID
    20002564
  • Published on:
    12/01/2002
  • Last updated on:
    06/04/2019