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What is the difference between a viaduct and aqueduct?

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Answered 2008-05-07 06:06:11

a viaduct is a bridge , an aquaduct is built specifically to carry water. Aqua means water.

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2020-07-22 17:02:37

The correct spelling is actually aqueduct. The plural for aqua (aquae) is used, not the singular (aqua) because an aqueduct carries waters, not water.ย 

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