Le pont Vieux

Le pont Vieux (HM14ZH)

Location: Albi, Midi-Pyrénées 81000 Tarn
Country: France

N 43° 55.827', E 2° 8.696'

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[The Old Bridge]

Costruit vers 1040, ?pour le profit commun de la ville et l'utilit?? de l'Albigerois? , ce pont permit de d?velopper le quartier de la rive droite, appel? faubourg de Bout-du-Pont ou de la Madeleine et de multiplier les ?change.Pont ? p?age, il comportait un tour-porte fortifi?e au centre la chapelle, et ? l'extr?mit? droite le pont-levis et le "ravelin".Du XIVe au XVIIIe si?cle, il porta des maisons sur ses piles qui furent d?molies apr la terrible crui de 1766. En 1820, pour s'adapter aux nouveaux transports de la r?volution industrielle, sa chauss?e sera redress?e et elarge.Class? monunent historique, c'est aujourd'hui l'un des plus anciens ponts de France ? ?tre utilis? pour la circulation.

Pont Vieux
Built around 1040 for the common good of the town and for it usefulness to residents, the Old Bridge enabled the development of the Right Bank and the "du-Bout-du-Pont" suburb ("End of the Bridge") - now Madeleine and increased commerce.

Formerly a toll bridge, the crossing had a fortified gate tower, a chapel in the centre, and a drawbridge and ravelin at the far end near the Right bank.From the 14th to 18th centuries the bridge contained houses, but these were demolished after the terrible flood of 1766. In 1820, its roadway was removed and expanded to take advantage of new modes of transport made possible by the industrial revolution.Classified a historic monument, it is one of the oldest bridges of France still in use today.[Spanish translation not transcribed.]

HM NumberHM14ZH
Placed ByVille d'Albi
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Date Added Sunday, October 19th, 2014 at 7:44pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)31T E 431365 N 4864503
Decimal Degrees43.93045000, 2.14493333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 55.827', E 2° 8.696'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 55' 49.62" N, 2° 8' 41.76" E
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Area Code(s)515
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2-8 Quai Choiseul, Albi Midi-Pyrénées 81000, FR
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