The Pontcysyllte Aqueduct
The fantastic Pontcysyllte Aqueduct near Wrexham. Designed by Thomas Telford and William Jessop and finished in 1805, the aqueduct is the longest and highest aqueduct in Britain, carrying the Llangollen canal 126ft above the River Dee. The structure was awarded UNESCO World Heritage Site status in June 2009.
© Mary Evans Picture Library
Hama, Syria, Bridge over Orontes River and Giant Waterwheels
Hama, Syria - Great Bridge over the El-Assi (Orontes) River and the Giant waterwheels. The city is renowned for these seventeen 'norias', which locals claim date back to 1100 BC. Though historically used for purpose of irrigation of the ornamental gardens, the norias exist today as an almost entirely aesthetic traditional show. Date: circa 1910s
© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection
Twin chimneys of Barton Power Station, Eccles
The twin chimneys of the long-demolished Barton Power Station reflected in the water of the Bridgewater Canal in Eccles, Manchester. Visible are the girders of the aqueduct which enables the canal to cross the Manchester Ship Canal.
© Martin O
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