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Pontcysyllte Aqueduct

Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal: The Pontcysyllte Aqueduct on the Llangollen Canal is an achievement of civil engineering of the Industrial Revolution. The Pontcysyllte Aqueduct was designed by Thomas Telford with the support and approval of William Jessop. It was opened in 1805. The Pontcysyllte Aqueduct towers 38 m above the River Dee. The Pontcysyllte Aqueduct consists of a cast-iron trough, mounted on 19 masonry piers. The Pontcysyllte Aqueduct is 307 meters long, 3.4 meters wide, the cast-iron trough is 1.6 meters deep. It is the longest and highest cast-iron aqueduct in Great Britain. The Pontcysyllte Aqueduct carries the Llangollen Canal across the River Dee. The Llangollen Canal is 73, 5 km long. The Llangollen Canal is a major tourist attraction in Great Britain. The Chirk Aqueduct carries the Llangollen Canal across the Ceiriog Valley. The Chirk Aqueduct was also designed by Thomas Telford, it was completed in 1801. Thomas Telford designed a large number of bridges during his career, his work can be found throughout the whole of Great Britain. The Llangollen Canal between Llangollen and Chirk, including the Chirk Aqueduct and the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, is part of the UNESCO World Heritage: Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal. The Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal gained the status as an UNESCO World Heritage in 2009.

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Pontcysyllte Aqueduct - Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal: Pontcysyllte Aqueduct seen from the Dee Valley. The Pontcysyllte Aqueduct was designed by the civil engineer...

Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal: Pontcysyllte Aqueduct seen from the Dee Valley.

The Pontcysyllte Aqueduct was designed by the civil engineer Thomas Telford.

The Pontcysyllte Aqueduct towers 38 meters above the River Dee. The Pontcysyllte

Aqueduct is the longest and highest cast-iron aqueduct in Great-Britain.

Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal gained status as an UNESCO World Heritage in 2009. 

  1. Pontcysyllte Aqueduct - Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal: Pontcysyllte Aqueduct seen from the Dee Valley. The Pontcysyllte Aqueduct was designed by the civil engineer...

    Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal: Pontcysyllte Aqueduct seen from the Dee Valley.

    The Pontcysyllte Aqueduct was designed by the civil engineer Thomas Telford.

    The Pontcysyllte Aqueduct towers 38 meters above the River Dee. The Pontcysyllte

    Aqueduct is the longest and highest cast-iron aqueduct in Great-Britain.

    Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal gained status as an UNESCO World Heritage in 2009. 

  2. Pontcysyllte Aqueduct - Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal: The Pontcysyllte Aqueduct carries the Llangollen Canal across the Dee Valley. The Pontcysyllte Aqueduct...

    Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal: The Pontcysyllte Aqueduct carries the Llangollen

    Canal across the Dee Valley. The Pontcysyllte Aqueduct is the longest and highest

    cast-iron aqueduct in Great Britain. The Pontcysyllte Aqueduct is located in Wales.

  3. Pontcysyllte Aqueduct - The Pontcysyllte Aqueduct is being crossed by more than a 1000 canal boats a year.

    The Pontcysyllte Aqueduct is being crossed by more than a 1000 canal boats a year.

  4. Pontcysyllte Aqueduct - Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Llangollen Canal: The cast-iron trough of the aqueduct. The Pontcysyllte Aqueduct consists of a cast-iron...

    Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Llangollen Canal: The cast-iron trough of the aqueduct.

    The Pontcysyllte Aqueduct consists of a cast-iron trough, mounted on 19 masonry

    piers. The Pontcysyllte Aqueduct is 307 meters long, 3.4 meters wide, the cast-iron

    trough is 1.6 meters deep. With the support and approval of William Jessop, cast-iron

    plates were used to form the through holding the water of the Llangollen Canal.

    The engineers Thomas Telford and William Jessop were among the first to use

    cast-iron troughs to contain a canal.

  5. Pontcysyllte Aqueduct - A narrowboat on the Llangollen Canal and Pontcysyllte Aqueduct. It is also possible to walk across the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct.

    A narrowboat on the Llangollen Canal and Pontcysyllte Aqueduct.

    It is also possible to walk across the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct.

  6. Pontcysyllte Aqueduct - The Llangollen Canal near the Chirk Aqueduct in Wales. The Llangollen Canal is a major tourist attraction in Great Britain. The...

    The Llangollen Canal near the Chirk Aqueduct in Wales.

    The Llangollen Canal is a major tourist attraction in Great Britain. The Llangollen Canal

    between Llangollen and Chirk, including Chirk Aqueduct and Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, 

    is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site: Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal.

    Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal became an UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2009.

  7. Pontcysyllte Aqueduct - The Chirk Aqueduct and the Chirk Railway Viaduct. The Chirk Aqueduct was designed by Thomas Telford and completed in 1801. Chirk...

    The Chirk Aqueduct and the Chirk Railway Viaduct.

    The Chirk Aqueduct was designed by Thomas Telford and completed in 1801.

    Chirk Aqueduct is 220 meters long and 21 meters high. The Chirk Aqueduct

    carries the Llangollen Canal across the Ceiriog Valley.

    The Chirk Aqueduct is located near the border town of Chirk.

  8. Pontcysyllte Aqueduct - The Chirk Aqueduct was designed by Thomas Telford and completed in 1801. The Chirk Aqueduct carries the Llangollen Canal across the...

    The Chirk Aqueduct was designed by Thomas Telford and completed in 1801.

    The Chirk Aqueduct carries the Llangollen Canal across the Ceiriog Valley.

  9. Pontcysyllte Aqueduct - Chirk Aqueduct: A narrowboat on the Llangollen Canal, on the right the entrance to the Chirk Tunnel. The Llangollen Canal is 73, 5 km...

    Chirk Aqueduct: A narrowboat on the Llangollen Canal, on the right

    the entrance to the Chirk Tunnel. The Llangollen Canal is 73, 5 km long.

    The Llangollen Canal is a major tourist attraction in Great Britain.

    The Llangollen Canal runs from Llangollen in Wales to the Shropshire Union Canal

    in England. Towns along the way are Chirk, Ellesmere and Whitchurch.

  10. Pontcysyllte Aqueduct - A narrowboat on the Llangollen Canal, on the left the entrance to the Chirk Tunnel. The Chirk Tunnel is located near the border town of...

    A narrowboat on the Llangollen Canal, on the left the entrance to the Chirk Tunnel.

    The Chirk Tunnel is located near the border town of Chirk.