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Summary

Les Ferreres Aqueduct, has a maximum height of 27 m

Class:

  • Aqueduct
  • visible
  • Location ± 0-5 m.
(see also PELAGIOS)

Identifiers:

Nearby

Colonia Tarraco

Tarraco: capital of a Roman province, Hispania Tarraconensis; modern Tarragona.

Museum Tarragona

Museum Tarragona

Frühchristlichen Nekropole und Museum - Tarraco

Frühchristlichen Nekropole und Museum - Tarraco

Tarragona Nationale Archäologische Museum

Tarragona Nationale Archäologische Museum

Images

Surroundings (Panoramio)

Annotation

The Aqüeducte de les Ferreres (Catalan pronunciation: [əkwəˈðuktə ðə ɫəs fəˈreɾəs]; also known as Pont del Diable in Catalan, English: Devil's Bridge) is a Roman aqueduct in Catalonia, Spain built to supply water to the ancient city of Tarraco. The aqueduct is located 4 kilometers north of Tarragona, in the Autonomous Community of Catalonia. The aqueduct is part of the Archaeological Ensemble of Tarraco, which was added to the UNESCO's list of World Heritage Sites in 2000.

The aqueduct took water from the Francolí river, 15 kilometers north of Tarragona. It probably dates from the time of Augustus. The aqueduct has a maximum height of 27 m and a length of 249 m, including the ends where the specus (water channel) runs atop a wall. It is composed of two levels of arches: the upper section has 25 arches, and the lower one has 11. All arches have the same diameter of 20 Roman feet (5.9m) with a variation of 15 cm. The distance between centres of the pillars is 26 Roman feet (7.95m).1

Image by Enfo, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

References

  1. Wikipedia: Aqüeductede les Ferreres

Aqüeducte de les Ferreres (Catalaans) of Pont del Diable (Duivelsbrug) is een aquaduct, vermoedelijk aangelegd in de tijd van keizer Augustus. Het werd aangelegd om water aan te voeren naar de oude stad van Tarraco. Het bouwwerk is op het hoogste punt 27m hoog. In 2000 is het toegevoegd aan de UNESCO lijst met Werelderfgoed.1

Tracing

© 2004 - 2011 Cees W. Passchier

Zie ook

References

  1. Wikipedia: Aqüeducte_de_les_Ferreres