|Pont-canal de la Cesse|
The Cesse Aqueduct
|Carries||Canal du Midi|
|Longest span||18.3 metres (60 ft)|
|No. of spans||3|
Cesse Aqueduct (French: Pont-Canal de la Cesse) is one of several aqueducts, or water bridge, created for the Canal du Midi. Originally, the canal crossed the Cesse on the level. Pierre-Paul Riquet, the original architect of the canal, had placed a curved dam 205 metres (673 ft) long and 9.10 metres (29.9 ft) high across the Cesse in order to collect water to make the crossing possible; the aqueduct replaced this dam.
The Cesse Aqueduct was designed in 1686 by Marshal Sebastien Vauban and completed in 1690 by Antoine Niquet. Master mason was John Gaudot. It has three spans, the middle being 18.3 metres (60 ft) and the side being 14.6 metres (48 ft) each. It is located in Mirepeisset, Aude (11), Languedoc-Roussillon, France, about one mile from the port town of Le Somail.  
Cesse Aqueduct dans le cinéma
- "Nicolas Janberg's Structurae article on Cesse Canal Bridge". Retrieved 4 October 2009.
- Rolt, L. T. C. (1973). From Sea to Sea: The Canal du Midi. Allen Lane. pp. 122–129. ISBN 0-7139-0471-2.
- Mukerji, Chandra (2009). Impossible Engineering: Technology and Territoriality on the Canal du Midi. Princeton University Press. ISBN 978-0-691-14032-2.