Friday, June 1, 2018

A bridge to nowhere


This bridge, Pont Saint-Bénézet in Avignon, France, was built in the 12th century. It was the first bridge in this area to cross over the Rhône river. It also gave Avignon another way to collect taxes, as each traveler or merchant that passed over and entered the city had to pay a toll.

During a massive flood, the bridge was partially destroyed and abandoned. The city still makes money off of the bridge, though. They charge 11 euros for you to walk on the remaining portion of the bridge. It's a great view of the river. I decided to stay below and capture the sight for free.

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