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Pont du Gard

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Languedoc-Roussillon/ Département of Gard/ Pont du Gard.

Pont du Gard is one of the most preserved Roman aqueducts. It was built in 19 B.C to carry water to Nimes. Pont du Gard (pont = bridge) is a three-level stone aqueduct crossing the Gardon River valley, 25 km west of Avignon.

The Pont du Gard was added to UNESCO's list of World Heritage Sites in 1985.

Technical data:

the bridge was built on three levels, it is 49 m high, the longest level is 275 m long.
Lower level has 6 arches, 142 m long, 6 m thick, 22m high.
Middle level has 11 arches, 242 m long, 4 m thick, 20 m high.
Upper level has 35 arches, 275 m long, 3 m thick, 7 m high.

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