World Heritage Stories : Pontcysyllte Aqueduct

http://www.pontcysyllte-aqueduct.co.uk – When Thomas Telford finished his Pontcysyllte Aqueduct in 1805, it was the tallest canal boat crossing in the world. It’s still there. Still taking canal boat passengers on the ride of their lives. But now it’s on the world map.

UNESCO have now made this masterpiece of civil engineering a World Heritage Site — along with 11 miles of canal including Chirk Aqueduct and the Horseshoe Falls near Llangollen.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s