Aqueducts in Trevor

Akvedukt Pontcysyllte

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Akvedukt Pontcysyllte (velški: Traphont Ddŵr Pontcysyllte ili Pont y Cysyllte) je plovni akvedukt na kojemu se nalazi 18 km dug kanal Llangollen preko doline rijeke Dee, između sela Trevor i Froncysyllte u Wrexhamu, sjeverozapadni Wales. Njegovo ime na velškom znači "Most spoja", a kada je dovršen, 1805. god., bio je najduži i najviši akvedukt u Ujedinjenom Kraljevstvu. God. 2009., upisan je na UNESCO-v popis mjesta svjetske baštine u Europi kao inovativno i monumentalno djelo inženjerstva koji svjedoči o iznimnom napretku u dizajnu i konstrukciji umjetnih kanala koncem 18. i početkom 19. vijeka kao jednom od preduvjeta industrijske revolucije.

Historija

Akvedukt su izgradili inženjer mostogradnje Thomas Telford i inženjer za kanale William Jessop, usprkos velikom nepovjerenju javnosti da mogu uspjeti premostiti ovaj nepoćudan krajolik koristeći nesvakidašnje i dotada nekorištene materijale. Prije toga Telford je isprobao ovu tehniku samo jednom, na kanalu Longdon-on-Tern na kanalu Shrewsbury, koji je odavno napušten. Dana 26. studenog 1805., kanal je nakon otvoren nakon 10 godina izgradnje i troškova od 47.000 £, što bi danas iznosilo oko 2,930.000 £. Nakon završetka prepoznan je kao inovativan inženjerski sklop koji je inspirirao mnoge slične projekte širom svijeta.

Odlike

Akvedukt je dug 307, širok 3,4 i dubok 1,6 metara. Čine ga metalni lukovi raspona 16 m, na vitkim stubovima od opeke, ukupne visine od 38 metara. U izgradnji je korišteno kovano i lijevano željezo što je omogućilo lagane i čvrste lukove, čime je akvadukt dobio monumentalan, ali i elegantan izgled. Željezne ploče na vrhu su izlivene u obliku klasične kamene gradnje (francuski: voussoir).

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Carl Griffin
8 August 2016
Fantastic engineering achievement. Completed in 1805, it is the longest and highest aqueduct in Britain and now a World Heritage site. Take a canal boat trip across it.
Lee Thomson
13 August 2018
Free parking on site for about 50 cars. A few boats sell ice cream and snacks along the canal.
David Wetton
28 February 2017
Great place for a quick visit. Make sure you have a head for Hights!!!
Ian Williams
21 February 2013
Lovely walk beautiful scenery .
Hans Dorsch
9 September 2015
Auf jeden Fall sehenswert. Man muss nicht unbedingt mit dem Schiff drüberfahren. Zu Fuß ist es vielleicht sogar noch aufregender.
Иван Мухин
12 November 2011
Очень необычно себя чувствовал, катаясь на лодочке в 38 метрах над землёй, особенно после вчерашнего.
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0.2km from B5434, Llangollen LL20, UK

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