Bridge of Clay and the Pont du Gard
By Judy Evans
November 24, 2021 10:11pm CST
I’ve just finished reading ‘Bridge of Clay’ by Markus Zusak. He also wrote ‘The Book Thief’ which has won several awards and was made into a film. In ‘Bridge of Clay’, there are mentions of the Pont du Gard aqueduct bridge. It was built by the Romans in the first century AD to carry water over 50 km (31 mi) to Nîmes. There are three tiers of arches and the aqueduct is 48.8 m (160 ft) high. It carried an estimated 40,000 m3 (8,800,000 imp gal) of water a day to the fountains, baths and homes of citizens living in Nîmes. It is now a World Heritage site. When we were touring France, we came across the Pont du Gard by chance. It is a highly developed tourist site now and there were many people there swimming and canoeing in the river Gardon which the bridge spans. The photo was taken by Vince, my husband.
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• Rockingham, Australia
@DocAndersen For me, the first time I'm anxious to find out 'what happens next'. But knowing what happens next makes it all makes sense second time around - especially with a book like this which is a bit hard to follow at times.