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A bridge on Hérault river, Gignac


A bridge on Hérault river, Gignac
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Copyright: joel berthonneau (jlbrthnn) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 7303 W: 0 N: 22961] (76039)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-10-21
Categories: Architecture
Camera: Canon Powershot S3 IS
Exposure: f/4, 1/400 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Old Bridges, Herault valley and canyon, Bridges, locks, dams [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-12-07 4:19
Viewed: 3995
Points: 53
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
October 21, 2007
Gignac 340114 34150
Hérault Languedoc-Roussillon
43.650 3.550 67 m

Bridge of Gignac XVIIIe century, on the river Herault, Trunk road 109.

Among the bridges built in France at the XVIIIe century, the bridge of Gignac length a 174,46 m, composed of three arches whose a central one of 48,42 m and two sides of 25,97 m, is one of most daring and perhaps largest because either of the difficulty of the foundations, or of the extent of the forms and the size of architecture.
The study of the bridge of Gignac was projected in 1774 and was undertaken in 1776. The one 36 years duration construction, very advanced in 1790, delayed by the Revolution, was completed only in 1810.
This monument judged the most beautiful bridge of the XVIIIème century was designed by Bertrand Garipuy, Directeur of Public works of the province of Languedoc, undertaken by him in 1776, continued by Ducros, its nephew, then by engineers Billoin and Fontenay, completed in 1810.

During the preparation of the construction of the bridge, of 1776 to 1777, Bertrand Garipuy builds a model hones some with the 1/6e with the three arches and all the details of decoration, the bridge of Larnoux, on the commune of Saint-Félix-de-Lodez. This bridge continuously used until the construction of the A75 motorway, is not used any more.

It is currently built, near the bridge of Gignac, a work in arc of 70 m opening and 130 m length, out of concrete with high performances, which will allow the crossing of Herault by the A750 motorway within the framework of motorway connection A5/A9. The structure will be in harmony with the current bridge. The duration of the work is 26 months.

The photo one was taken since the building site.

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Gignac, in occitan Ginhac, is a French commune, located in the department of the Herault of the Languedoc-Roussillon area, populated of 3 955 "Gignacois", distributed on 30km², that is to say a density of 132 hab./km².

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Amazing composition and reflektions.
I like it very much! Colours are wonderful!
Very nice!
SASO

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 23264 W: 523 N: 38502] (166712)
  • [2007-12-07 5:22]

Hello Joël,

The quiet river care for a wonderful reflection.
Very well composition with the bridge in middle and the mountains depth in background together with the blue sky. Pleasant colours too.
Thanks for sharing.

Have a nice weekend,
John.

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  • pedru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 154 W: 0 N: 68] (1659)
  • [2007-12-07 5:24]

bonjour joel
tres belle photo,un endroit qui semble magnifique
tres belle lumiere et splendide couleurs
A+

Hello Joel
Stupend composition with great reflection. Really amazing picture best regards ihsan

Hi Joel, stuning and beautiful shot of this bridge scene, the reflections looks really dramatic, superb well done, I really enjoyed admiring it, good composition and POV, well done, thanks for sharing it with us, regards, Joao Salas

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14420 W: 156 N: 24976] (132080)
  • [2007-12-07 7:11]

Salut Joel,
Joli l'effet de miroir cadrer entre les arbres et dans des couleurs agréable, belle note et lien
Passe une bonne journée
cricri

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  • KLB Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1178 W: 946 N: 3826] (23723)
  • [2007-12-07 7:29]

Bonjour Joël

Waou ! Superbe l'effet miroir...
Impressionnant pont, encore plus quand on en apprend l'histoire grâce à ta note complète, sous une très belle lumière.. Cela donne envie de découvrir cet endroit, qui semble bien tranquille.
Merci de nous faire voyager à travers le Languedoc.

Bonne journée,
Karine

Hello Joel,
A very good composition of this bridge. I like the point of view and, of course, the reflection under the pale blue sky. Very good colours and clarity. The panoramic format and close cropping works very well.

Salut Joël,
a "simple" but nice bridge wonderful reflected with its surrounding green. The arch works double in the opening and makes the capture wide open. Very lovely impression.
Lieben Gruss, Ulf

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  • MarcT Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2055 W: 428 N: 4747] (20964)
  • [2007-12-07 8:24]

Salut Joël,
Ton image dégage une belle harmonie aevc ce plan d'eau calme et les reflets de ce pont harmonieux.
Bien vu
Marc

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  • trekks Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2260 W: 172 N: 4300] (14348)
  • [2007-12-07 9:54]

Hi Joel

A perfect reflection, great light, pov and composition. This is good work, I would prefer sharp focus on the bridge which seem a bit blur.

Well done, nevertheless. TFS

cheers
bill

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 12626 W: 0 N: 15607] (158746)
  • [2007-12-07 10:26]

Hello,

De toute beautl, double rond de ce pont, le reflet est mangifique, pas un souffle sur l'eau et cette belle verdure, de toute beauté.

Bravo et amitiés

Nicou

Salut Joel,
Un très beau reflet.
Sa netteté offre une atmosphère calme, c'est joli, très reposant.
Bon week-end,
JB.

Ciao Joel ,
bellissimo questo occhio formarto dall'arco del ponte ,
ottima composizione con dei bei colori e un riflesso fantastico .
ottimo lavoro
Giorgio

salut joel
un bon format pour donner encore plus de longueur au pont les reflets sont superbes, beau travail
amitiés et bon WE
gilbert

Hi Joel,
A very striking image here with great reflections, details, and splendid colors. Excellent work and TFs. Gerald

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9447 W: 268 N: 3085] (103038)
  • [2007-12-07 23:20]

Bonjour Joel,
good shot, nice composition with the reflections, pleasant colours. Interesting complementary photos in WS and informations. Good work.
Gr., Aleksander

beautiful place Joel,
very nice photo, well taken and very good pov, the quality is super and you had a reflection, well seen, have a nice weekend.
gr. jaa

Hi Joel,
Beautiful colors & reflections. Nice contrast between the upper third.

Regards,
Latiff.

Salut Joel,
Superbes effets avec ces reflets sur ces eaux lisses à souhait, très belle luminosité qui nous offre une belle bleutée, c'est bien vu.

Hi Joel. The reflection of this bridge is superb & near perfect, the contrast in the sky blue & the blue in the water is striking, beautiful surroundings & a wonderful photo, kind regards Wilson.

Hi Joel,
Beautiful,congratulation,
Best regards,
Ralf

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  • gary91 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1671 W: 345 N: 3133] (15348)
  • [2007-12-10 9:42]

Bonsoir Joël,
Bien vu ce format panoramique qui met bien en valeur ce joli point. Le reflet dans cette eau calme est magnifique et les arbres colorés sur la gauche complètent ce beau tableau.
Bonne soirée à toi.
Amicalement, Christian

Joël bonsoir.
Ce pont fait un ovale parfait avec son reflet. J'aime la sérénité qui se dégage de cette superbe prise. Le promeneur sur le pont est un plus appréciable pour le cliché.
Jacques

Bonsoir Joel,

Une bonne prise de vue de ce pont, des arbres et des réflections dans l'eau, la photo a une bonne composition, profondeur de champs et de belles couleurs. Bonne soirée.

Pierre

Dear Joel,
The view is stunning! The deep blue of the smooth water is great! I like the, the balance the natural colors, including this of the sky and the fine details.
Have a nice weekend,
Athanasios.

Bonsoir
Bonne photo je suis souvent passé sur ce pont
bravo.
Cordialement

Hi Joel,
I liek the perfect reflection of this photo and its clarity. A very good job.
TFS
Jorge

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