Bridges

A Bridge to Nowhere

Pont Saint-Bénézet, also known as the Pont d’Avignon, Avignon, France

 

The Pont Saint-Bénézet, also known as the Pont d’Avignon, is a medieval bridge in Avignon, in southern France.  Originally a wooden bridge spanning the Rhone, the bridge was rebuilt in stone beginning in 1234. It had 22 stone arches when completed. The bridge was abandoned in the mid-17th century because the arches collapsed during floods. Today, only four arches and the gatehouse on the Avignon end of the bridge survive.

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architecture, France, Travel

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There are no railings on the top of the Pont du Gard….no longer accessible, but I crawled across in the early 1980s, 200 feet above the river below. The French were strolling across, fantastic heads for heights!

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