Répudre Aqueduct

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Pont-canal de la Répudre
CdM - Pont de Repudre.jpg
The Répudre Aqueduct
Carries Canal du Midi
Crosses River Répudre
Location Paraza
Trough construction Masonry
Pier construction Masonry
Number of spans 1
Total length 90 m.
Width 7.9 m.
Towpath(s) unknown
Opening date 1676
Coordinates 43°15′15.90″N 2°50′24.44″E / 43.2544167°N 2.8401222°E / 43.2544167; 2.8401222Coordinates: 43°15′15.90″N 2°50′24.44″E / 43.2544167°N 2.8401222°E / 43.2544167; 2.8401222

The Répudre Aqueduct (French: pont-canal de Répudre) is the first aqueduct built on the Canal du Midi. Pierre-Paul Riquet designed it to cross the Répudre River.[1] [2] It was built by Emmanuel d'Estan. It was designed in 1675 and completed in 1676, but was severely damaged that winter and had to be rebuilt.[2][3] It is one of three original aqueducts created by Pierre-Paul Riquet during the building of the canal from 1667 to 1681. [4]

Photo of side.
Entering the Aquduct.
Some history and photos.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rolt, L. T. C. (1973). From Sea to Sea. Ohio University Press. ISBN 9780713904710. 
  2. ^ a b Mukerji, Chandra (2009). Impossible Engineering: Technology and Territoriality on the Canal du Midi. Princeton University Press. p. 172. ISBN 978-0-691-14032-2. 
  3. ^ "Nicolas Janberg's Structurae article on Répudre Canal Bridge". Retrieved 7 October 2009. 
  4. ^ Midi Camargue Waterways Guide 7. Editions Du Breil. ISBN 2-913120-04-0. 


Repudre Aqueduct