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Pont Valentré, Cahors
France

The medieval Valentré Bridge in Cahors, was completed in 1378. The three towers were designed to drop objects on attacking forces below.

Copyright: Martin Broomfield
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Resolution: 6000x3000
Uploaded: 21/07/2010
Updated: 10/06/2014
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Tags: medieval; bridge; ancient; historical; river
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