Pont du Gard – Stunning Aqueduct Bridge From Ancient Time

Posted on 10 December 2010 oddy88

Ancient buildings have always had something magical and powerful over them, and this aqueduct bridge has truly what it takes to be considered both of those things. The Pont du Gard bridge is located in Southern France, and it crosses the river Gard. Even if it is so old it doesn’t seem like that, it is still in pretty good shape, but it is no longer in use though.

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The aqueduct is pretty long, about fifty kilometers, and it connects the towns Uzes and Nimes. In the middle ages it clogged up and was therefore used as a toll bridge after the fall of the Roman Empire, because obviously nobody was maintaining it. They used about 15 years to create the bridge, and about a thousand workers participated, and they managed to make the bridge itself 245 meters in length and 49 meters in height, so it was a massive construction on three whole levels. Other ancient stuff are these weird mummy findings in Peru.

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Via Kuriositas.

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