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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 aqueduct towers 38 metres above the river Dee. The Pontcysyllte Aqueduct consists of a cast-iron trough, mounted on 19 masonry piers. The Pontcysyllte Aqueduct is 307 metres long, 3.4 metres wide, the cast-iron trough is 1.6 metres deep. It is the longest and highest cast-iron aqueduct in Great Britain. The Pontcysyllte Aqueduct carries the Llangollen Canal across the Dee River. The 73, 5 km long 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 opened in 1801. The Scottish civil engineer Thomas Telford designed numerous bridges during his career, his work can be found throughout 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 were declared an UNESCO World Heritage in 2009.

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Pontcysyllte Aqueduct - The Pontcysyllte Aqueduct viewed from the valley of the Dee, the imposing aqueduct carries the Llangollen Canal across the Dee River....

The Pontcysyllte Aqueduct viewed from the valley of the Dee, the imposing aqueduct carries the Llangollen Canal across the Dee River. The aqueduct was designed by the Scottish civil engineer Thomas Telford with the support of William Jessop. The Pontcysyllte Aqueduct is the longest and highest cast-iron aqueduct in Great Britain. The aqueduct towers 38 meters above the river.

  1. Pontcysyllte Aqueduct - The Pontcysyllte Aqueduct viewed from the valley of the Dee, the imposing aqueduct carries the Llangollen Canal across the Dee River....

    The Pontcysyllte Aqueduct viewed from the valley of the Dee, the imposing aqueduct carries the Llangollen Canal across the Dee River. The aqueduct was designed by the Scottish civil engineer Thomas Telford with the support of William Jessop. The Pontcysyllte Aqueduct is the longest and highest cast-iron aqueduct in Great Britain. The aqueduct towers 38 meters above the river.

  2. Pontcysyllte Aqueduct - The Pontcysyllte Aqueduct on the Llangollen Canal. A narrowboat on the Llangollen Canal, high above the valley of the river Dee. The...

    The Pontcysyllte Aqueduct on the Llangollen Canal. A narrowboat on the Llangollen Canal, high above the valley of the river Dee. The Pontcysyllte Aqueduct is the longest and highest cast-iron aqueduct in Great Britain. The aqueduct is located in Wales nearby the border between England and Wales. The Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal became an UNESCO World Heritage in 2009. 

  3. Pontcysyllte Aqueduct - The cast-iron troughs of the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct carrying the Llangollen Canal over the river Dee. The Pontcysyllte Aqueduct...

    The cast-iron troughs of the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct carrying the Llangollen Canal over the river Dee. The Pontcysyllte Aqueduct is being crossed by more than a 1000 canal boats a year. The designers of the aqueduct, the engineers Thomas Telford and William Jessop, were among the first to use cast-iron troughs to contain a canal.

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

    Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Llangollen Canal: The cast-iron trough of the aqueduct. The aqueduct consists of a cast-iron trough, mounted on 19 masonry piers. The aqueduc is 307 metres long, is 3.4 metres wide, the cast-iron trough is 1.6 metres deep. With the support and approval of the engineer William Jessop, cast-iron plates were used to form the through holding the canal water.

  5. Pontcysyllte Aqueduct - A narrowboat on the Llangollen Canal and the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct. Many people take a walk across the span of the aqueduct. The...

    A narrowboat on the Llangollen Canal and the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct. Many people take a walk across the span of the aqueduct. The cast-iron trough of the aqueduct holds 1.5 million litres of water from the Llangollen Canal. The aqueduct is a masterpiece of the Industrial Revolution. It took ten years to design and build the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct. 

  6. Pontcysyllte Aqueduct - The Llangollen Canal close to the Chirk Aqueduct and the Chirk Tunnel in Wales. The Llangollen Canal between the small towns of Llangollen and...

    The Llangollen Canal close to the Chirk Aqueduct and the Chirk Tunnel in Wales. The Llangollen Canal between the small towns of Llangollen and Chirk, the Chirk Aqueduct and the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct together form the UNESCO World Heritage Site: Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal. The Llangollen Canal is a major tourist attraction in Great Britain.

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

    The Chirk Aqueduct and the Chirk Railway Viaduct. The Chirk Aqueduct was designed by Thomas Telford and completed in 1801. The Chirk Aqueduct is 220 meters long and 21 meters high. The masonry walls hide a cast-iron trough. The Chirk Railway Viaduct is slightly higher than the Chirk Aqueduct and was built later alongside the aqueduct.

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

    The imposing masonry Chirk Aqueduct was designed by Thomas Telford and completed in 1801. The Chirk Aqueduct carries the Llangollen Canal across the Ceiriog Valley. The Chirk Aqueduct is situated close to the border town of Chirk. The Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and the Llangollen Canal, including the Chirk Aqueduct and the Chirk Railway Viaduct, is an UNESCO World Heritage.

  9. Pontcysyllte Aqueduct - Chirk Aqueduct: A narrowboat on the Llangollen Canal, on the right hand side the entrance into the Chirk Tunnel. The Llangollen Canal is 73,...

    Chirk Aqueduct: A narrowboat on the Llangollen Canal, on the right hand side the entrance into the Chirk Tunnel. The Llangollen Canal is 73, 5 km long and is a major tourist attraction in Great Britain. The Llangollen Canal runs from the town of Llangollen in Wales to the Shropshire Union Canal in England. Towns on the banks along the canal are Chirk, Ellesmere and Whitchurch.

  10. Pontcysyllte Aqueduct - A narrowboat on the Llangollen Canal, on the left hand side the entrance into the Chirk Tunnel. The narrow tunnel was designed and built for...

    A narrowboat on the Llangollen Canal, on the left hand side the entrance into the Chirk Tunnel. The narrow tunnel was designed and built for a single narrowboat, passing is not possible. The tunnel is 421 metres long and has a compleet towpath inside. The Chirk Tunnel is situated north of the Chirk Aqueduct and near the small border town of Chirk.