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Old Bridge

Comics La veuve de Confolens (1996)
It is surely one of the oldest medieval bridges in France. Located in Confolens, it is the setting for the second installment of the Secret Files of Master Berger.
Pont-Vieux in Confolens (This building is indexed in the base Mérimée, a database of architectural heritage maintained by the French Ministry of Culture, under the reference PA00104340 / Jack ma)
Pont-Vieux in Confolens (This building is indexed in the base Mérimée, a database of architectural heritage maintained by the French Ministry of Culture, under the reference PA00104340 / Jack ma)

“And this is the story… One of them is dead, a certain Heinz Flucht according to the papers we found him. As for the other one, he can’t be far away. Probably big game according to the documents found in this briefcase.”

Master Shepherd, excerpt from La Veuve de Confolens

Master Berger is immersed in a case with former dignitaries of the Nazi regime in The Widow of Confolens. The ex-lawyer goes on site to investigate.

One of the plates of this second volume of the Secret Files of Master Berger puts in scene a motorcyclist on the Old Bridge of the city of Charente. The scriptwriter, François Rivière, a native of Saintes, does not hesitate to use settings that he knows for this story. Thus, this building is probably one of the oldest medieval bridges in France. Its construction was spread over twenty years, between 1030 and 1050.

The series of François Rivière and Patrick Dumas has not really sold well despite its seven volumes. A pre-publication of the stories was proposed in the monthly Circus.

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The Old Bridge has 9 arches and is 126.60 meters long.

La veuve de Confolens by François Rivière and Patrick Dumas (Glénat)
La veuve de Confolens by François Rivière and Patrick Dumas (Glénat)

Pont Vieux

Pont-Vieux is a bridge in the centre of Confolens.

The Pont-Vieux in Confolens is probably the oldest medieval bridge in France. It was built between 1030 and 1050 on the foundations of an ancient Roman building, which was probably destroyed during the Norman invasions.

This bridge of nine arches is built with three different stones: grison, hard limestone and soft limestone.

It has been refurbished and consolidated over the centuries.

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By Damien Canteau

Friday, June 24, 2022

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