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Review of Roman Bridge

Roman Bridge
Ranked #6 of 15 things to do in Sommieres
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

The bridge was supposedly built in year 19 AD by Emperor Tiberius and is one of the best preserved bridges in the former Roman Empire.
The bridge originally had 23 arches, discovered recently by using 3D laser technology and had houses on both sides of the bridge, like Ponte Vecchio and the Rialto Bridge.
You can still see some of the arches under the houses around the Market Square.
I am lucky enough to live in Sommieres, so I see the bridge often and it is beautiful every time:)

Thank lillisan115
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Reviewed 11 July 2017

Not one of the most interesting of Roman bridges but an informative plaque by the side of it gives you an idea of its history. More interesting having been to Junas quarry area to find that some of the bridge stones were quarried there.

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Reviewed 8 January 2017

If you just look at the bridge over the river, it is nothing exciting. However the bridge, constructed in Roman times, became a toll bridge in medieval times and buildings were built on top of the bridge, like the Ponte Vecchio in Venice. You can't see it at first glance because the town built up around the bridge. Go through the gate at the Marie and then down the steps to the left and there you are, you can see the bridge! All the plaques, in both English and French, explain what is going on. And you can see the bridge curving down to ground level when it kind of dead ends at the end of the medieval street. One of the few medieval bridges left with buildings on top. And you can see the original Roman stone structure when you go under the bridge. Worth seeing the real bridge, not just the 'modern bridge' across the river.

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Reviewed 9 August 2018
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Reviewed 7 August 2018
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