- Posted July 12, 2014 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Your favorite river
Pont du Gard's Gardon River
- davidw, CNN iReport producer
The Gardon River was alive with children screaming with delight as they jumped off the cliffs into the refreshing water. People were gliding their kayaks under the 56 feet bridge and families were enjoying picnics along the bank.
It was an amazing experience to hear the sounds of French enjoying their day in the Gardon
River as they looked at the three tiers of stone arches. The Roman aqueduct distributed water to fountains, baths and homes 2000 years ago. The bridge stayed in tact because of a toll taken to cross, after the collapse of the Roman Empire. Lords and Bishops were responsible for taking care of it for exchange for tolls to travelers who needed to cross the gorge. Think of all of the conversations held around the bridge and river as dress and kingdoms changed power.
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