Description

The bridge has three tiers of arches, standing 160 feet high. The whole aqueduct descends in height by only 56 feet over its entire length, while the bridge descends by a mere 0.98 inches – a gradient of only 1 in 3,000 – which is indicative of the great precision that Roman engineers were able to achieve using only simple technology.

The aqueduct originally carried water from a source at the Fontaine d’Eure near Ucetia (Uzès) to a delivery tank or castellum divisorum in Nemausus (Nîmes), from where it was distributed to fountains, baths and private homes around the city. Although the straight-line distance between the two is only about 20 km, the aqueduct takes a winding route measuring around 50 km to avoid the Garrigue hills above Nîmes.

  • : GoPro Hero 3 Black Edition
  • : DJI Phantom
  • : Vers
  • : 400 route du Pont du Gard
  • : Provence
  • : France

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19 October 2013
GoPro, Hero3-Black Edition
8965784/1000000
2970854/1000000
277/100
France