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Pont Julien

Pont Julien
Pont Julien
Coordinates
Carries Via Domitia
Crosses Calavon
Locale Near Bonnieux, Vaucluse, France
Characteristics
Design Arch bridge
Material Limestone
Total length 85 m
Width 5.50 m
Longest span 16.3 m
Number of spans 3
Clearance below 9 m
History
Construction end 3 BC
Pont Julien is located in France
Pont Julien
Pont Julien
Location in France

The Pont Julien (French for Julian Bridge) is a Roman stone arch bridge over the Calavon river, in the south-east of France, dating from 3 BC. The supporting columns are notable for openings to allow floodwater to pass through.

View of the Pont Julien

It is located in the territory of the commune of Bonnieux, north of the village of the same name, and 8 km west of Apt. Originally, it was built on the Via Domitia, an important Roman road which connected Italy to the Roman territories in France. It was used for car traffic until 2005, when a replacement bridge was built to preserve it from wear and tear. This amounts to approximately 2000 years of uninterrupted use.

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Media related to Pont Julien at Wikimedia Commons

  • Pont Julien at Structurae
  • Traianus – Technical investigation of Roman public works
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