More than an hour's drive from Uzes, it is a very important attraction, the Guardian Waterway Bridge. A building with two thousand years of history and civilization.
Jade Waterway Bridge is an ancient Roman building with a three-story stone arch bridge. This is also a miracle in the history of building bridges in the West and even in mankind. Because of the extraordinary and historical witnessing role of architectural engineering, it is listed as a World Heritage List with a focus on protection.
water passes through the bottom of the bridge
Sophie's French travel notes
Avignon more than 20 kilometers away, there is a Gard Bridge Gard that is still in good use for more than 2,000 years and has been listed as a World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO. The list is also a background image of the euro 5 yuan.
During the Roman Empire, bathing culture prevailed. In order to build a bath in Nim, where there was no water nearby, the Romans thought of building a canal to divert water into the city.
According to the habit, the canal should be buried underground to allow the river to flow, but a certain channel must pass through the Gard Gorge, so in the 30-40 years BC, the clever ancient Romans actually thought of using the most stable arch structure. A stone bridge that flows 46 meters above the river and 269 meters in length across the river flows across the Gard River. The upper layer of the
stone bridge is a u-shaped canal, the middle part of which is diverted from the bridge, the middle layer is a stable bridge and a carriage, and the lower layer is added after the Napoleonic period, so the color of the stone can be clearly seen. The entire stone bridge was built by artificially weighing up to 6 tons of giant granite. After more than 2,000 years of wind and rain, it is now possible to walk on the bridge and feel its sense of history.
The other side of the bridge walks across the river. The scenery overlooking the Gar River is beautiful. Many French people play water and row boats in the river. On the other side of the bridge, they can take the same view of the Gard Bridge as the Euro banknotes.