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The   Gard Bridge is a Roman aqueduct with three levels, located in Vers-Pont-du-Gard between Uzès and Remoulins, not far from Nîmes, in the department of Gard (France). He spans the Roach, or Gard. Probably built in the first half of the first century, it ensured the continuity of the Roman aqueduct that led water from Uzès to Nîmes. According to the latest research, it would have ceased to be used at the beginning of the sixth century. In the Middle Ages, the stacks of the second floor were notched and the structure was used as a road bridge. The exceptional architecture of the Pont du Gard attracted attention as early as the sixteenth century, which consequently benefited from regular restorations designed to preserve its integrity. A road bridge was attached to it in 1743-1747. The highest known aqueduct bridge in the Roman world, it is listed as a historic monument by the 1840 list and was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in December 1985