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The use of concrete significantly increased the bridges' strength and durability. When piers could not be built out of rock, the Romans used “cofferdams”, which were temporary enclosures made from wooden piles sealed with clay.The cofferdams were driven into the riverbed and filled with concrete, in order to make piers.Built around the year 50 AD, the Pont du Gard is a true testiment to Roman engineering.It peaks at over 48 m and crosses the river over a length of 275 meters.From its 40 centuries of history, the Pont du Gard has held pride of place as the highest aqueduct in the Roman times and is one of the wonders of the ancient world: a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Pont du Gard is the single most prestigious aqueduct in Nîmes.This structure, built between Uzès and Nîmes (Gard) has supplied water to the city of Nîmes for 5 centuries.
Aqueducts had to be regularly maintained, as debris accumulated in their conduits, and leaks developed over the years.Their constructions, many of them still standing, are a testament to their superior engineering skills and ingenuity.Roman engineers improved upon older ideas and inventions to introduce a great number of innovations.This is one of the most visited French monuments every year.The Romans are known for their remarkable engineering feats, be they roads, bridges, tunnels, or their impressive aqueducts.
They developed materials and techniques that revolutionized bridge and aqueducts’ construction, perfected ancient weapons and developed new ones, while inventing machines that harnessed the power of water.