The Pont du Gard is a Roman aqueduct in the south
of France near Remoulins. It
is built in 3 levels with a hight of 49 m; the longest
275 m. The first level is a road (for military purposes), the second level a road
for pedestrians and the third level the aqueduct (1,8 m high and 1,2
m wide). The angle is 0,2%!
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information and pictures on the photograph alongside.
The Canal du Midi,
40 years of construction, started in 1681, was built
by Pierre Paul Riquet with the help of 12.000 labourers.
He constructed amongst others 55 aqueducts, 126 bridges, 7 canal
and 64 locks.
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pictures on the photograph of Pierre Paul Riquet.
for information on the aqueducts at Barbegal + Marly, Carpentras + Lyon,
Digoin + Briare, Maintenon and