Pont-Saint-Martin (bridge)

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Pont-Saint-Martin
Pont-Saint-Martin (bridge), Aosta Valley, Italy. Pic 01.jpg
View from underneath the bridge
Carries Connection Po Valley-Gaul
Crosses Lys
Locale Pont-Saint-Martin, Aosta Valley, Italy
Design Arch bridge
Material Stone
Width 5.8 m
Longest span 31.4 m, 35.64 m or 36.65 m
Number of spans 1
Construction end Reign of Augustus (27 BC–14 AD)
Pont-Saint-Martin is located in Italy
Pont-Saint-Martin
Pont-Saint-Martin
Pont romain-Pont st Martin.jpg

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

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.


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References[edit]

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

Sources[edit]

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

External links[edit]

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