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Pont des Carmes - Le Puy en Velay, Auvergne Rhône Alpes
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Bono2333
N 45° 02.522 E 003° 53.296
31T E 569957 N 4988003
Quick Description: [FR] Le pont des Carmes est un petit pont qui permet de rejoindre l'église des Carmes depuis le centre-ville. [EN] The Pont des Carmes is a small bridge that allows you to reach the Carmelite church from the city center.
Location: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
Date Posted: 1/6/2019 10:51:53 AM
Waymark Code: WMZV1J
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
Views: 4

Long Description:
[FR] A leur installation, les Carmes font construire un pont sur le Dolaizon pour faciliter l'accès de leur couvent. Le pont des Carmes est édifié en 1515.
D'une longueur de 21m, il traverse le Dolaizon grâce à une seule arche accusant un léger dos d'âne. Il a résisté à toutes les crues contrairement aux ponts de la Borne et de la Loire. Il est aujourd'hui réservé aux piétons, dans un site aménagé sur les rives du Dolaizon.

[EN] While sitting in, the Carmelites had a bridge built on the Dolaizon to facilitate access to their convent. The Pont des Carmes was built in 1515.
It measures 21m, it crosses the Dolaizon thanks to a single arch with a light humphback. It resisted all the floods unlike the bridges of the Borne and the Loire. It is now reserved for pedestrians, in a site built on the banks of the river Dolaizon.
Length of bridge: 21m

Height of bridge: 5m

What type of traffic does this bridge support?: Pedestrians

What kind of gap does this bridge cross?:
River Dolaizon


Date constructed: 1515

Is the bridge still in service for its original purpose?: No it was a road.

Name of road or trail the bridge services: Rue des Carmes

Location:
Le Puy en Velay


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