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Pont du Gard

Pont du Gard an arched structure built by the Romans c.14 ad over the River Gard in southern France as part of an aqueduct carrying water to Nmes. Three tiers of limestone arches of diminishing span support the covered water channel at a height of 55 metres (180 ft) above the valley. In the 18th century the lowest tier was widened to form a road bridge, which is still in use.

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Pont du Gard

Pont du Gard (pôN dü gär), Roman aqueduct across the Gard River, Gard dept., S France. Built in 19 BC to supply Nîmes with water, it consists of three tiers of arches and is c.900 ft (270 m) long and c.160 ft (50 m) high. This famous construction is admired for its architectural proportions. The lowest tier is now used as a road bridge.

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