What is aqueduct?

  • (noun): A conduit that resembles a bridge but carries water over a valley.

Aqueduct

An aqueduct is a water supply or navigable channel constructed to convey water. In modern engineering, the term is used for any system of pipes, ditches, canals, tunnels, and other structures used for this purpose. In a more restricted use, aqueduct (occasionally water bridge) applies to any bridge or viaduct that transports water—instead of a path, road or railway—across a gap. Large navigable aqueducts are used as transport links for boats or ships. Aqueducts must span a crossing at the same level as the watercourses on each end. The word is derived from the Latin aqua ("water") and ducere ("to lead").

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Aqueduct - Gallery
... View from inside a Roman aqueduct from the Pools of Solomon to Jerusalem An entrance to the ancient Puquios, near Nazca Aqueduct in Segovia, Spain Roman aqueduct ...
Lune Aqueduct - Construction
... The aqueduct was designed by civil engineer John Rennie and constructed by architect Alexander Stevens (died 1796, aged 66) ... The aqueduct is a traditional structure of that time, consisting of five stone arches supporting the stone trough ... was never joined to the main canal network – there wasn’t enough money for the planned aqueduct over the River Ribble at the southern end of the canal ...
Sudbury Aqueduct - Relegation To Backup Service
... In the 20th century the aqueduct's functions were first augmented and then replaced by the Weston Aqueduct, the Hultman Aqueduct, and the MetroWest Water Supply Tunnel ... The aqueduct was taken out of regular service in 1978, and now forms part of the MWRA's emergency backup systems ... Clean water was directed through the aqueduct to bypass the break ...
Lune Aqueduct
... The Lune Aqueduct is a navigable aqueduct that carries the Lancaster Canal over the River Lune, on the east side of the city of Lancaster in Lancashire, England ...
List Of Roman Cisterns - Cisterns
... Constantinople Turkey Piscina Mirabilis Misenum Italy Serino Aqueduct 250 !25 0660 !166 103 !10.3 75 !7.5 10700 !10,700 14300 !14,300 Grotta Dragonara Misenum Italy Rainwater? 700 !70 ...