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The Ponts Couverts (covered Bridges) were built from 1230 to 1250 on four arms of the Ill to protect the city. In the beginning, they were wooden bridges with a roof, protected by four square stone towers. Along the centuries, they were modified and built in stone. Finally, when the progresses of artillery made them useless as a protection of the city, the roofs were removed but the name remained.
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