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A Civil Engineer In France – Seeing the Great Historic Sites

The editor of the History and Heritage Newsletter, Frank Griggs, Jr. Ph.D, P.E., L.S., Dist.M. ASCE, has just returned from a visit to France where he visited several sites of historical importance to civil engineering history. He has provided photographs of several of them for the viewers’ pleasure. He hasn’t added any written descriptions of these sites, but, he may do so in the future.

 

 Eiffel Tower-IHCEL
 Eiffel Tower, International Historic Civil Engineering Landmark

 

 Paris from the top of the Tower
 Paris from the top of the Tower

 

 Eiffel Tower
 Eiffel Tower

  

 Bust of Eiffel at Tower
 Bust of Eiffel at Tower

 

 Avignon Bridge
 Avignon Bridge

  

 Avignon Bridge and Palace
 Avignon Bridge and Palace

 

 Avignon Bridge-End of Bridge and Palace
 Avignon Bridge-End of Bridge and Palace

  

 Avignon Bridge-Underside of first Arch
 Underside of first Arch

 

 Pont du Gard Aqueduct
 Pont du Gard Aqueduct   50 AD – looking north westerly

  

 Pont du Gard, West end view showing channel, six arches missing
 Pont du Gard, West end view showing channel, six arches missing

 

 Pont du Gard channel, easterly end
 Pont du Gard channel, easterly end

  

 Pont du Gard tunnel
 Pont du Gard, Tunnel on easterly end adjacent to aqueduct

 

 Ecole Polytechnique
 École Polytechnique, original location

  

 École Des Ponts et Chaussées
 École Des Ponts et Chaussées, original location

 

 Canal Du Midi Lock, Carcassone, France
 Canal Du Midi Lock, Carcassone, France

  

 Canal du Midi
 Canal du Midi

 

 Canal du Midi-Lock Gates
 Canal Du Midi Lock Gates

 

 Canal Du Midi, Typical Road Bridge over Canal
 Canal Du Midi, Typical Road Bridge over Canal