Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Pont Julien (Julien Bridge), Bonnieux, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France

The Pont Julien, (Julien Bridge), was built by the Romans in about 3 B.C. and provided uninterrupted use until 2005 when it was finally closed to automobile traffic thanks to a new bridge construction nearby.  Today, only pedestrians and bicyclists can traverse its span.

It was quite a treat to walk across here knowing that for more than 2000 years, folks have walked or ridden over this bridge.

From downriver, the new bridge is visible in the distance through the arch.

Imagine cutting and fitting these stones 2000 years ago - and I don't think they had diamond tipped saw blades back then.

Panorama - click on image to view in full width.

A nearby vineyard adjacent to the bridge's parking lot.

Part of the bicycle "Véloroute du Calavon" passes by here as it traverses much of the Provence area.


  1. Holy cow, an intact Roman bridge.

    1. It was really cool - and to have permitted auto traffic up until just a few years ago is mind-boggling.