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Ville Vaison-la-Romaine (Vaucluse, 84)
Subject(s) Bridge
Author(s) Du Rivail, Aymar
  Jurisconsult and historian from the Dauphiné province (c. 1490-c. 1560)
Resource type Manuscript
Date Before 1535
References Du Rivail 6014, I, f. 69= Terrebasse 1844, p. 127
Bibliography p align="justify">DLF XVIe siècle, p. 446 ; Terrebasse 1844 ; Macé 1852 ; Provost/Meffre 2003, pp. 296-298 ; Lemerle 2005, p. 58


This single arch bridge constructed with large stone blocks connected the two banks of the Ouveze River


« Et a septentrione Ovidia flumen Vasionem attingit, et supra id flumen ad hanc urbem est pons lapideus, Romanorum aut alterius gentis validæ opus. »
= “To the north, the Ouveze River flows through Vaison, and in this town, over this river, is a stone bridge, built by the Romans or by other vigorous people.”