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Pont des Carmes - Le Puy en Velay, (Auvergne Rhône Alpes), France
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Bono2333
N 45° 02.523 E 003° 53.299
31T E 569961 N 4988005
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: 1/20/2019 6:40:40 AM
Waymark Code: WMZXQW
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin
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.
Original Use: Vehicle - Car / Truck

Date Built: 1515

Construction: Stone

Condition: Good

See this website for more information: [Web Link]

Date Abandoned: 1950

Bridge Status - Orphaned or Adopted.: Adopted

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