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Pont du Gard (Roman Aqueduct)
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Type of site: Cultural
Date: 1st Century A.D
Date of Inscription: 1985, 2007
Location: Europe, France, Languedoc-Roussillon Region, Département of Gard, Vers-Pont-du-Gard
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Description: Built shortly before the Christian era, the Pont du Gard allowed the almost 50 km long aqueduct of Nîmes cross the Gard river. The almost 50 m high, three level bridge (longest measuring 275 m) was designed by Roman architects and hydraulic engineers who in so doing created a technical as well as an artistic masterpiece. --WHMNet paraphrase from the description at WHC Site, where additional information is available. For 360 degree imaging of this site, click here.
  The Pont du Gard is an aqueduct in the south of France constructed by the Roman Empire, and located in Vers-Pont-du-Gard near Remoulins, in the Gard département. Description: Built on three levels, the Pont is 49 m high, and the longest level is 275 m (300 yards) long: Lower level: 6 arches, 142 m long, 6 m thick, 22 m high; Middle level: 11 arches, 242 m long, 4 m thick, 20 m high; Upper level: 35 arches, 275 m long, 3 m thick, 7 m high. On its first level, it carries a road and at the top of the third level, a water conduit, which is 1.8 meters (6 feet) high and 1.2 meters (4 feet) wide and has a gradient of 0.4 percent. --Wikipedia. Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. For 360 degree imaging of this site, click here.
Reference: 1. UNESCO World Heritage Center, Site Page.
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