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
Union Workhouse, Pontypool, Monmouthshire
Pontypool Union workhouse was built in 1837 on Coedygric Road, Griffithstown, Monmouthshire (now Gwent). It later became Panteg County Hospital. This atmospheric view was taken from the far side of the railway that ran alongside the workhouse. A boy on the bridge looks around suspiciously at the photographer.
© Mary Evans / Peter Higginbotham Collection
Portage Viaduct over the Genesee River, NY State, USA
The Portage Viaduct (also known as the Portage Bridge, Portageville Viaduct, or Portageville Bridge) an iron railroad bridge in Livingston County, New York, located within Letchworth State Park, USA. The Viaduct crossed the Genesee River just above the Upper Falls. Date: circa 1874
© The Boswell Collection, Bexley Heritage Trust / Mary Evans
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