Pont-Saint-Martin (bridge)

The Pont-Saint-Martin is a Roman bridge in the Aosta Valley in Italy dating to the 1st century BC.

Pont-Saint-Martin
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Pont-Saint-Martin
Coordinates45°35′58″N 7°48′00″E / 45.599326°N 7.8001°E / 45.599326; 7.8001
CarriesConnection Po Valley-Gaul
CrossesLys
LocalePont-Saint-Martin, Aosta Valley, Italy
Characteristics
DesignArch bridge
MaterialStone
Width5.8 m
Longest span31.4 m, 35.64 m or 36.65 m
No. of spans1
History
Construction endReign of Augustus (27 BC–14 AD)
Location

The span is 31.4 metres (103 ft)[1] according to recent research, but frequently stated to be 35.64 m or 36.65 m.[2]

Other extant Roman bridges in the Aosta valley include the Pont d'Aël in the Cogne Valley and the Pont de Pierre in Aosta.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Frunzio; Monaco; Gesualdo (2001). 3D F.E.M. analysis of Roman arch bridge (PDF). p. 592.
  2. ^ O’Connor 1993, p. 89

SourcesEdit

  • O’Connor, Colin (1993). Roman Bridges. Cambridge University Press. pp. 89f. (I155). ISBN 0-521-39326-4.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Pont-Saint-Martin at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 45°35′58″N 7°48′00″E / 45.5993262801°N 7.8000998497°E / 45.5993262801; 7.8000998497