Pont Charles-Martel sur la Cèze - La Roque-sur-Cèze, France
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin
N 44° 11.602 E 004° 31.411
31T E 621749 N 4894478
Quick Description: [EN] The Charles-Martel Bridge on the Cèze is a French bridge located in the village of La Roque-sur-Cèze. [FR] Le Pont Charles-Martel sur la Cèze est un pont français situé dans le village gardois de La Roque-sur-Cèze.
Location: Occitanie, France
Date Posted: 7/10/2017 1:31:41 PM
Waymark Code: WMW51R
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
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Long Description:

This stone bridge, 155 meters long, spans the Cèze at the foot of the beautiful village of La Roque-sur-Cèze.

Consisting of 12 bays, it is particularly narrow and allows the passage of a single way of circulation on the departmental 166.

Its date of construction is unknown. If for some it would go back to the 12th century, it is more likely that the bridge we see today dates from the 14th century.

Its name, Charles-Martel, remains today a mystery because there does not seem to be any relationship between this Mayor of the 8th century Palace famous for having won the Battle of Poitiers in 732 and the valley of the Cèze.

In September 2002, this old bridge suffered enormously from a violent flood of the Cèze.

Sources : Le Pont

Ce pont de pierre de 155 mètres de long enjambe la Cèze au pied du beau village de La Roque-sur-Cèze.

Formé de 12 travées, il est particulièrement étroit et permet le passage d’une voie unique de circulation sur la départementale 166.

Sa date de construction est inconnue. Si pour certains il remonterait au 12ème siècle, il est plus probable que le pont que nous voyons aujourd’hui date du 14ème siècle.

Son nom, Charles-Martel, demeure aujourd’hui un mystère car il ne semble y avoir aucun rapport entre ce Maire du Palais du 8ème siècle célèbre pour avoir remporté la bataille de Poitiers en 732 et la vallée de la Cèze.

En septembre 2002, ce vieux pont a énormément souffert d’une violente crue de la Cèze.

Sources : Le Pont

Length of bridge: 155 m (12 spans of 12.70 m)

What type of traffic does this bridge support?: motor vehicles

What kind of gap does this bridge cross?:
It crosses the river "la Cèze"


Date constructed: XIIth / XIVth century - XIIe / XIVe siècle

Is the bridge still in service for its original purpose?: Yes, the bridge is still in service for its initial purpose

Name of road or trail the bridge services: Départementale 166

Location:
La Roque-sur-Cèze, France


Height of bridge: Not listed

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