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Chirk Aqueduct

The 70 feet high aqueduct built between 1796 and 1801 by Thomas Telford and William Jessop was built, like the Pontcysyllte, to carry the Llangollen Canal.

The ten circular masonry arches of the structure, each spanning 40 feet, have piers carried between them as pilaster strips. There is no cast iron trough carrying the water of the canal, as at Pontcysyllte. Instead, the bed is of iron plates, bolted together, with the side walls built of stone quarried locally at Pont Faen.

The World Heritage Site continues to Gledrid Bridge where there is a small car park and pub for some well earned refreshment.

Chirk Aqueduct

Chirk Aqueduct and Viaduct
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Chirk Aqueduct Chirk Aqueduct

Chirk Aqueduct and Viaduct