Top 10 Most Impressive and Amazing Aqueducts

If you had to name them correctly these are ten “Navigable” aqueducts. But to those of us who don’t speak architecture, they are water bridges. Not normal bridges over water, but bridges that carry water over things like other rivers, ravine, roads or valleys. I think they look amazing, and I hope you agree with me…



Top 10 Most Impressive and Amazing Aqueducts
Pontcysyllte Aqueduct

10 – Pontcysyllte

If you are into canoeing you definitely need to travel over this Aqueduct at least once in your life. built in the early 19th century it is still working and one of Wales most visited tourist spots.

Dundas Aqueduct

9 – Dundas

There are not many places in the world that can lay claim to having a curved navigable aqueduct, but Dundas is one of them. It’s also a Grade One listed building and the world’s first canal structure to be scheduled as an Ancient Monument!

Barton Swing Aqueduct

8 – Barton Swing

The Barton Swing Aqueduct is the world’s only remaining and working moveable navigable aqueduct. The swinging action allows large ships to sail underneath and smaller narrowboats to cross over the top!

Langdeel Aquaduct

7 – Langdeel

It looks like a sort of flooded field, Crossing the N31 it was previously diverted a little bit to the west, but then in 2004 to 2008 they worked on the aqueduct you see now.

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Edstone Aqueduct

6 – Edstone

The Edstone Aqueducts unusual feature is that the 4 miles (6 km) length of towpaths is all at the level of the canal bottom! So you can walk eye to eye with the canal boats.

Veluwemeer Aqueduct

5 – Veluwemeer

Crossing the N302 road near Harderwijk, Netherlands. it is only 25 meters long and 19 meters wide and has a water depth of 3 meters. But it does cross a road that sees 28 000 vehicles that will pass underneath it each and every day.

Briare Aqueduct,

4 – Briare

The Briare aqueduct was built over The Canal de Briare (which is one of the oldest canals in France) between 1890 and 1896. It also lays claim to the world’s longest aqueduct at 662.7 meters long.

Pont du Sart Aqueduct

3 – Pont du Sart

The Pont du Sart Aqueduct crosses 3 main roads and a roundabout! It’s a massive 498 meters (1,600 ft) long and 46 meters (150 ft) wide, but it isn’t the biggest.

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Håverud Aqueduct

2 – Håverud

The often photographed and very well-known aqueduct at Håverud brings in yachts, speedboats and loads of tourists during the summer months. Believe it or not, it was built between 1865-1868!

Magdeburg Aqueduct

1 – Magdeburg

The Magdeburg Water Bridge is the world’s biggest water aqueduct. Located in central Germany it crosses the river Elbe. It’s made from 24,000 tonnes of steel and 68,000 cubic meters of concrete.

Author: Gus Barge

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