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“The aqueduct [on the Llangollen Canal] was built by Thomas Telford and William Jessop, is 1,007 ft (307 m) long, 11 ft (3.4 m) wide and 5.25 ft (1.60 m) deep. It consists of a cast iron trough supported 126 ft (38 m) above the river on iron arched ribs carried on nineteen hollow masonry piers (pillars). Each span is 53 ft (16 m) wide. Despite considerable public scepticism, Telford was confident the construction method would work. … it was one of the first major feats of civil engineering undertaken by Telford, by then a leading civil engineer, supervised by Jessop, the more experienced canal engineer. The iron was supplied by William Hazledine from his foundries at Shrewsbury and nearby Cefn Mawr. It was opened on 26 November 1805, having taken around ten years to design and build at a total cost of £47,000 (£2,930,000 as of 2011).” It was given status as a World Heritage Site in June 2009. There is a fuller entry seehttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pontcysyllte_Aqueduct

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Keywords:acrefair, cast iron cast-iron engineering, cymru, llangollen canal, pont cysyllte, thomas telford, wales, wrexham

HRS 623 Pont Cysyllte Aqueduct

HRS 623 Pont Cysyllte Aqueduct

HRS 624 Acrefair canal basin

HRS 624  Acrefair canal basin

HRS 625 Pont Cysyllte towpath

HRS 625 Pont Cysyllte towpath

HRS 3813 Llangollen Canal, Cysyllte aqueduct 1980s

"industrial archaeology"

HRS 3812 Llangollen Canal, canal basin, Pont Cysyllte April 1968

HRS 3812 Llangollen Canal, canal basin, Pont Cysyllte April 1968

HRS 4660 Llangollen Canal, Cysyllte overbridge 2009

HRS 4660 Llangollen Canal, Cysyllte overbridge 2009

HRS 5210 Llangollen Canal, Pont Cysyllte side 1970s

HRS 5210 Llangollen Canal, Pont Cysyllte side 1970s

HRS 6398 Pont Cysyllte 2003

HRS 6398 Pont Cysyllte 2003

HRS 6399 Acrefair basin boats 2003

HRS 6399 Acrefair basin boats 2003

HRS 6400 Acrefair basin 2003

HRS 6400 Acrefair basin 2003