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Pont du Gard

Author elsslots
#1 | Posted: 27 Jul 2008 02:35 
Can the Pont du Gard be described as both an Aquaduct and a Bridge?
It was built originally as an Aquaduct of course, but has served as a bridge (to transport other things than water) in the past. Or is this common among aquaducts?

Author Assif
#2 | Posted: 27 Jul 2008 03:13 
No it isn't. To start with many aqueducts don't cross rivers on their way.

Author meltwaterfalls
#3 | Posted: 27 Jul 2008 05:02 
I wouldn't have many qualms about listing it as both.
However in a slight of hand there is a bridge built directly infront of the lower tier of arches. This is what people walk on now but from a distance you can't see it as it matches the lower part of the aqueduct. So technically the bridge and aqueduct are seperate things.

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