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  1. Aqueducts are essentially bridges that carry water.
  2. Aqueducts were employed from early times, probably first in Mesopotamia. (Web site)


  1. Now head to the aqueducts, kill the pirates and talk to the man by the boat, who'll take you upstream.
  2. In the new world, the Aztec capital of Tenochtitl--n was watered by two aqueducts in the middle of the second millennium.
  3. One of the more important aspects of this program was the repair and renewal of the city's system of aqueducts. (Web site)
  4. Some of these aqueducts are almost entirely underground. (Web site)
  5. As gulls wheel overhead, Mr. Aicher describes the aqueducts' construction.


  1. It also would be impossible to imagine Rome, which had about 1,000,000 people at its peak, without its large aqueducts. (Web site)
  2. How he came to write the definitive guidebook to Rome's aqueducts is a story with nearly as many twists as the Marcia and the Claudia.


  1. In the past, aqueducts often had channels made of dirt or other porous materials.
  2. The channel was 144 ft wide and 6 ft deep, sometimes carried in aqueducts on high bridges over rivers. (Web site)


  1. Twenty locks and nine aqueducts were designed and constructed along the route.
  2. This included a staircase of 8 locks at B--ziers, a 157m tunnel and three major aqueducts. (Web site)

Th Century

  1. During the Industrial Revolution of the 18th century, many aqueducts were constructed as part of the general boom in canal-building.
  2. Levadas, 1350 miles of 17th century aqueducts on the Portuguese island of Madeira.

Roman Aqueducts

  1. This was the oldest of the Roman aqueducts and by far the crudest.[7] Agrippa began his repairs on it in 33. (Web site)
  2. Based on the Roman aqueducts, it remains virtually intact today, and is one of Mexico's most important monuments.
  3. However, only 29 miles (47 km) were above ground, as most Roman aqueducts ran beneath the surface of the ground.


  1. In more recent times, aqueducts were used for transportation purposes to allow canal barges to cross ravines or valleys.
  2. Navigable aqueducts are bridge structures which carry canals over other rivers, valleys or railways or roads.


  1. In the Republican period, the Romans built temples and basilicas, but also they made a lot of improvements to their city: aqueducts and roads and sewers. (Web site)
  2. In modern times the largest aqueducts of all have been built in the United States to supply that country's biggest cities.

United States

  1. Aqueducts enable many cities in the United States to obtain water from a considerable distance. (Web site)
  2. Modern aqueducts The Central Arizona Project Aqueduct, the largest and most expensive aqueduct system ever constructed in the United States.


  1. Significant amounts of water are lost through such unlined aqueducts.
  2. Another widespread use for aqueducts is to supply large cities with clean drinking water.
  3. Some of the famed Roman aqueducts still supply water to Rome today. (Web site)
  4. In this article, the first of two parts, I will go into the establishment of the centralized water office and the restoration of the older aqueducts. (Web site)
  5. In California, USA, three large aqueducts supply water over hundreds of miles to the Los Angeles area.


  1. It and many of the earliest aqueducts were not borne aloft on the stately arches that we are accustomed to when we think of Roman aqueducts. (Web site)
  2. Early aqueducts such as the three on the Canal du Midi (1683) were stone or brick arches, the longest span being 18.3m on the Cesse Aqueduct (1686).


  1. As an aid to the understanding of all these aqueducts, I refer you to the two illustrations below, showing the various aqueducts. (Web site)
  2. They show all the aqueducts, including those post-date the reign of Augustus, one showing them on a map of modern Rome and one on ancient Rome. (Web site)


  1. Historically, many agricultural societies have constructed aqueducts to irrigate crops.
  2. Some aqueducts consist of tunnels cut through rock, while others are conduits made of some sturdy material. (Web site)
  3. The combined length of the aqueducts in the city of Rome is estimated between 420 and a little over 500km.


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