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The Pont-Neuf is the oldest bridge of Toulouse after the bridge of Tounis. The bridge led formerly to the entry of the city. This bridge is always in service and ensures the crossing of the Garonne. The first stone is posed on January 8, 1544. Stopped in 1560 by the wars of religion, work was completed in 1632.
As of the beginning, the Pont-Neuf was studied in order to resist the attacks of the Garonne thanks to seven irregular arches, of the piles of bridge opened by "dégueuloirs" and peaks in front of each pile. IN 1975 the rising was so strong that it reached the top of the arches, but the building held good. Its piles were reinforced all the same between 1937 and 1948.

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  • Copyright: Amalia Bautrait (mamalia) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 33 W: 1 N: 20] (242)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2008-10-26
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposure: f/5.2, 1/680 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2008-10-31 12:24
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