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Les Ferreres Aqueduct

Aqüeducte de les Ferreres
(Pont del Diable)
Aqüeducte de les Ferreres in Tarragona, Spain
Carries Aqueduct to Tarraco
Locale Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain
Total length 249 m
Height 27 m (without gallery)
Number of spans 25 (upper arcade)
Construction end Probably reign of Augustus (27 BC–14 AD)
Elevation
Aqüeducte de les Ferreres is located in Catalonia
Aqüeducte de les Ferreres
Aqüeducte de les Ferreres

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

Contents

  • Description 1
  • See also 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Description

The Tárraco aqueduct took water from the Francolí river, 15 kilometers north of Tarragona. It probably dates from the time of Augustus.

The Pont de les Ferreres 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][2] It has a maximum height of 27 metres (89 ft) and a length of 249 metres (817 ft), including the ends where the specus (water channel) runs atop a wall.

See also

References

  1. ^ Aqueduct of las Ferreras (Tarraco) at spanisharts.com
  2. ^ Tarragona (Spain) at romanaqueducts.info

External links

Media related to at Wikimedia Commons

  • Tarragona Aqueduct at Structurae
  • Archaeological Ensemble of Tárraco - UNESCO's World Heritage Sites Website

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