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Aquaduct
Location type: Aquaduct
Number of texts: 3
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The Pontcysyllte Aqueduct is a navigable aqueduct that carries the Llangollen Canal over the valley of the River Dee in Wrexham. Completed in 1805, it is the longest and highest aqueduct in Britain. The aqueduct was inscribed by UNESCO on the World Heritage List alongside previously inscribed sites such as the Taj Mahal, Great Wall of China and Stonehenge.

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Linked themes: Architecture, Technology & engineering, World heritage

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The Pontcysyllte Aqueduct (Welsh pronunciation: [ˌpɔntkəˈsəɬtɛ], full name in Welsh: Traphont Ddŵr Pontcysyllte) is a navigable aqueduct that carries the Llangollen Canal over the valley of the River Dee in Wrexham County Borough in north east Wales. Completed in 1805, it is the longest and highest aqueduct in Britain, a Grade I Listed Building and a World Heritage Site.

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Pontcysyllte Aqueduct was one of the first major feats of civil engineering undertaken by Telford, by 1805 a leading civil engineer.

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