Pont du Gard, near Nimes Photos

The Pont du Gard (1st C CE) over the Gardon River is an elegant Roman bridge consisting of three levels of arches. It was built as part of an aqueduct which brought water from the town of Uzès to the Roman town of Nimes. The Pont du Gard museum was built recently to explain how the bridge and aqueduct were built plus other aspects of Roman water systems.

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Pont du Gard over Gardon River. Nimes, France.Detail of widest arch over Gard River at Pont du Gard. Nimes, France.Three levels of arches at Pont du Gard. Nimes, France.Pont du Gard situated on bedrock of Gard River. Nimes, France.
Pont du Gard (1st C CE) over Gardon River. Nimes, France.Detail of widest arch over Gard River at Pont du Gard. Nimes, France.Three levels of arches at Pont du Gard. Nimes, France.Pont du Gard situated on bedrock of Gard River. Nimes, France.
Downriver side with road at Pont du Gard. Nimes, France.Rock projections used to hold scaffolding for construction & maintenance at Pont du Gard. Nimes, France.Rock projections used to hold scaffolding for construction & maintenance at Pont du Gard. Nimes, France.Angled buttresses designed to protect bridge from high water & ice at Pont du Gard. Nimes, France.
Downriver side with road at Pont du Gard. Nimes, France.Rock projections used to hold scaffolding for construction & maintenance at Pont du Gard. Nimes, France.Rock projections used to hold scaffolding for construction & maintenance at Pont du Gard. Nimes, France.Angled buttresses designed to protect bridge from high water & ice at Pont du Gard. Nimes, France.
View of Gard River through aqueduct bridge arch at Pont du Gard. Nimes, France.Shadow of Pont du Gard on Gard River. Nimes, France.Building over Gard River near Pont du Gard. Nimes, France.Village of Castillon-du-Gard seen from Pont du Gard. Nimes, France.
View of Gard River through aqueduct bridge arch at Pont du Gard. Nimes, France.Shadow of Pont du Gard on Gard River. Nimes, France.Building over Gard River near Pont du Gard. Nimes, France.Village of Castillon-du-Gard seen from Pont du Gard. Nimes, France.
Reception area & museum for Pont du Gard. Nimes, France.Wall of images at Pont du Gard museum. Nimes, France.Examples of Roman plumbing pipes at Pont du Gard museum. Nimes, France.Replica of Roman suction pump invented to fight fires at Pont du Gard museum. Nimes, France.
Reception area & museum for Pont du Gard. Nimes, France.Wall of images at Pont du Gard museum. Nimes, France.Examples of Roman plumbing pipes at Pont du Gard museum. Nimes, France.Replica of Roman suction pump (3rd C BCE) invented to fight fires at Pont du Gard museum. Nimes, France.
Replica of Roman latrine cleaned by running water at Pont du Gard museum. Nimes, France.Replica of Roman hot baths with underfloor heating at Pont du Gard museum. Nimes, France.Map of Roman aqueducts around Mediterranean at Pont du Gard museum. Nimes, France.Map of aqueduct which brought water from Uzès to Nimes across Pont du Gard at Pont du Gard museum. Nimes, France.
Replica of Roman latrine cleaned by running water at Pont du Gard museum. Nimes, France.Replica of Roman hot baths with underfloor heating at Pont du Gard museum. Nimes, France.Map of Roman aqueducts around Mediterranean at Pont du Gard museum. Nimes, France.Map of aqueduct which brought water from Uzès to Nimes across Pont du Gard at Pont du Gard museum. Nimes, France.
Full scale model of how Romans lifted stones into place for aqueduct construction at Pont du Gard museum. Nimes, France.Full scale model Roman aqueduct tunnels & water channels at Pont du Gard museum. Nimes, France.Full scale model Roman aqueduct canal construction covered by arches or capped with flat stones & waterproofed with terra cotta plaster at Pont du Gard museum. Nimes, France.Model of wooden Roman supporting arch used temporarily to support heavy arch construction at Pont du Gard museum. Nimes, France.
Full scale model of how Romans lifted stones into place for aqueduct construction at Pont du Gard museum. Nimes, France.Full scale model Roman aqueduct tunnels & water channels at Pont du Gard museum. Nimes, France.Full scale model Roman aqueduct canal construction covered by arches or capped with flat stones & waterproofed with terra cotta plaster at Pont du Gard museum. Nimes, France.Model of wooden Roman supporting arch used temporarily to support heavy arch construction at Pont du Gard museum. Nimes, France.
Model of Roman Pont du Gard construction site at Pont du Gard museum. Nimes, France.Roman rock engraving supposed to protect Pont du Gard or construction workers against evil eye at Pont du Gard museum. Nimes, France.Model of Pont du Gard by Auguste Pelet at Musée de la Romanité. Nimes, France.
Model of Roman Pont du Gard construction site at Pont du Gard museum. Nimes, France.Roman rock engraving supposed to protect Pont du Gard or construction workers against evil eye at Pont du Gard museum. Nimes, France.Model of Pont du Gard (1830s) by Auguste Pelet at Musée de la Romanité. Nimes, France.

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