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Ubi Aqua? Or Look, Ma, No Slide Rule!

I recently I gave a webinar for the Lehigh Valley Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).  The subject was the Pont du Gard, which is a bridge carrying a portion of the Nimes Aqueduct across the Gardon River in France.  I’ve been fascinated by the Pont du Gard ever since my husband Joe and I took a Viking River Cruise on the Rhone River in France in October 2019.  This was our third cruise with Viking.  We’ve forged some solid friendships, including couples from New Jersey, Scotland, and Australia.  I invited all of them to join me; they did, even though it was tea time in Scotland and the middle of the night in Australia.

The thing about the Pont du Gard is that it was built by the Romans during the First Century A.D.  And it’s still standing!  AAANNNDDD they designed and built it without slide rules or GPS!

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