Pont du Gard in Nimes (France) - Roman Aqueduct

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Nimes, France

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From 15 o'clock until 14, e.

  • Other building names: Roman Aqueduct
  • Building type: Roman aqueduct
  • Architectural style: Ancient Roman
  • Material: Stone
  • Length: 275 meters
  • Architect: Marcus Agrippa Marcus Agrippa
Pont du Gard description and facts:
The aqueduct on the River Gard is 49 meters high and 27 meters wide.

It was part of a 48-kilometer aqueduct that supplied the city of Nimes with water. The difference in the height of this aqueduct at both ends is only 17 meters. A large part of the aqueduct is located underground. The aqueduct was very carefully and accurately built, had a small drop, 1 meter by 3 km long, so that the water could run down.

It is estimated that daily Pont du Gard supplied the city of Nimes with 50,000 inhabitants in 400 liters of water per person.

On the first level there is a road, on the second level for pedestrians, and the third level, high on 1.8 m, wide on 1.2 m and inclined under from 0.4%, water was transported.

There are 6 arches on the first floor, 11 on the first floor and 35 on the third floor.

Three levels were built of stone, without mortar. During the construction, the blocks were supported by scaffolding.

Only one of the six lower arches connects the banks of the river, the arches of individual storeys are not identical. The bridge does not cross the river at an angle of 90 °, but it runs slightly bent, against the current of water.

Official website: http://www.pontdugard.fr

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Joanna
#11
Joanna
10 years ago
Wszystkim polecam :) CUDO
andrzej
#10
andrzej
10 years ago
byłem, widziałem jest na co popatrzeć
Mulas
#9
Mulas
10 years ago
Mieszkam w Nimes i chodze tam na imprezy to nei jest anjleprze sa duzo leprze zeczy kawalek dalej wodospadu itp wiecej informaci nasz-klasa Dawid Trusiak
andrzej
#8
andrzej
12 years ago
zwiedzałem tą budowlę - jest fantastyczna i dobrze zachowana, będąc w pobliżu nie można jej zobaczyć. Również okolica jest warta zobaczenia, jest urocza a kąpiel w rzece wspaniała.
Rajmund
#7
Rajmund
12 years ago
Oglądałem go w nocy zdecydowanie polecam tę porę świetna iluminacja
jan
#6
jan
13 years ago
piekne ,jeszcze raz piekne
umba
#5
umba
13 years ago
bylem tam. OGROMNY!!! robi wrazenie
Monic
#4
Monic
13 years ago
Naprawdę warto zobaczyć go na żywo,ale w rzece dużo kamieni...uwaga na stopy ;o)
aneta
#3
aneta
14 years ago
na zywo robi wrazenie, cos pieknego
pucek_osw
#2
pucek_osw
14 years ago
no moze ładne nie ale ile oni musieli sie nameczyc aby to zbudowac dzis do tworzenia tego typu projektow uzywamy komputorow a wtedy... juz nie wspominajac o maszynach i sposobie budowy...
Artek
#1
Artek
15 years ago
No ladne, to to nie jest.

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