Pont des Marchands
|Pont des Marchands|
Pont des Marchands today
|Crosses||Canal de la Robine|
|Locale||Narbonne, Aude, France|
|Design||Segmental arch bridge|
|Longest span||Ca. 15 m (49.2 ft)|
|No. of spans||1 (once 6)|
The Pont des Marchands (English: Merchants' Bridge) is a historic bridge in Narbonne, southern France. It serves as a foundation for a row of houses and shops underneath which the Canal de la Robine runs through the old town. Its segmental arch has a span of ca. 15 m. In Roman times the structure featured as many as six arches.
It is one of only a handful of bridges worldwide that are lined with shops.
- O’Connor (1993), p. 99.
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