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Fluvial gates essential to farming
Located on the edge of the Manche and Calvados departments, the Vey bridge over the Vire river still stands two hundred years after its construction. The bridge and its afloat gates are essential for the farming of surrounding land as they help regulate the water flow to the marshes and prevent flooding. The bridge was built between 1812 and 1824 on an arm of the Vire at the request of Napoleon. Its construction participated in facilitating relations and exchanges between Manche and Calvados.
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