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Pont Vieux of Carcassonne


  • Address: Rue du Pont Vieux
  • Vicinity: Spans Aude river
  • Type: Arch Bridge
  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Structure

Pont Vieux is a medieval stone arch bridge spanning the river Aude in Carcassonne, France. - AsNotedIn


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Timeline

Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1315/00/00 Construction begins on a stone bridge across the river Aude to replace a structure located upstream on the site of the Roman bridge. A new tax has been levied to cover the expense.
1320/00/00 The bridge is completed. The twelve semicircular arches vary between 10 and 14 meters in length. The bridge is divided into two parts by a stone arch, founded on a front and a rear spout, which marks the boarder between the City and the Ville-Basse.
1436/00/00 Two arches of the Carcassonne bridge collapse.

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Particulars for Pont Vieux of Carcassonne:
Bridge Type Arch Bridge
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Structure type Bridge
Area of Significance Commerce
Area of Significance Engineering
Owner Local
Era Medieval Europe
Historic Use Road-related
Building Material Stone
Sight Category Structure




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