Thursday, October 24, 2013

Pont du Gard

The Pont du Gard is an ancient Roman aqueduct bridge that crosses the Gardon River in Vers-Pont-du-Gard near Remoulins, in the Gard département of southern France. It is part of the Nîmes aqueduct, a 50 km-long (31 mi) structure built by the Romans to carry water from a spring at Uzès to the Roman colony of Nemausus (Nîmes).

Because the terrain between the two points is hilly, the aqueduct – built mostly underground – took a long, winding route that crossed the gorge of the Gardon, requiring the construction of an aqueduct bridge. Built in the 1st century AD, the Pont du Gard is the highest of all Roman aqueduct bridges and is the best preserved with the Aqueduct of Segovia. It was added to UNESCO's list of World Heritage Sites in 1985 because of its historical importance.

Day 190/365 by Timo Kirkkala

Pont du Gard - France - Film by Evan R Shay

Pont du gard by ici et ailleurs

pont du gard by ~betka

Pont du Gard, France by Zakolin

Le Pont du Gard by rgrant_97

Bridge on film by lissyloola

3 5 m m Landscape by theknark

Another Roman Infrared by Kater Murr

Pont du Gard (Roman Aqueduct) 1 by schoeband

France Pont du Gard 0503 by itsabitblurry

Side Shot by fs999

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