(Fratres Pontis). Brotherhoods for building and maintaining bridges over rivers and the hospitals, chapels and cemeteries associated with them. Active from the 12th on into the 15th cen-turies, especially in southern France (Rhône valley); supposedly founded here by St. Bénézet (1184/ 85), to whom the bridge of Avignon is attributed.
P. Péano, “Pontieri,” DIP VII, 1983, 85–92
idem, “Benedetto di Hermillon,” DIP I, 1974, 1359f.