Pontcysyllte Aqueduct

We’ve visited Pontcysyllte Aqueduct in Wrexham, Wales. The name means “the bridge that connects”. It is very impressive to see it. It has 18 piers and 19 arches and the River Dee runs beneath it.

It was designed by Thomas Telford and William Jessop was the canal engineer involved in this project. The building started in July 1795 and it was completed in 1805. The aqueduct holds 1.5 million litres of water and takes two hours to drain.

As I’ve read in the brochure from the visitors center, techniques and ideas developed at Pontcysyllte had great impact on engineering. pa_01

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