State-of-the-art practiced by the earliest civil engineers

Over a thousand years after falling into disuse, Roman roads and streets have still continued to inspire and influence architectural theories on roadways. Nonetheless, beginning in the 17th century, and picking up momentum well into the 18th century, France would set the stage for a veritable renaissance of major road projects, offering an updated series of works that won enough admiration to rival the longtime exclusive domain of archaeological vestiges.

  • Information sheet

    • Date : 2020
    • Author(s) : ALONZO Eric
    • Domain(s) : General
    • PIARC Ref. : RR387-045
    • Number of pages : 4
  • This article has been published in the Routes/Roads magazine

    N° 387

    4e trimestre 2020 / Décembre

    Routes et paysages

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