Asked in Definitions, Comparisons
What is the difference between a viaduct and an aqueduct?
If you've built a canal big enough to carry boats, and suddenly arrive at a valley, then you can build a bridge with a trough on top to let the water continue. And that's a viaduct. Pretty much the same thing, but too narrow to carry anything but a channel of water, and it's an aqueduct. ...
Asked in Civil Engineering, Bridges and Tunnels
Whats the difference between a bridge and a viaduct?
A viaduct is a type of bridge, but it has several spans, usually of equal length. Bridges and viaducts can span land or water. In Romance languages they differentiate between viaduct (bridge over land) and 'ponte' (bridge over water). ...
Asked in Wales
What is the aqueduct in Wales?
There are several, but the most famous one is the Pontsticill Aqueduct on the Llangollen Canal in North Wales. It was built by Thomas Telford between 1796 and 1801 entirely from iron, and towers on eight massive pillars 126 feet above the River Dee. Next to it lies the Chirk railway viaduct. ...
Asked in Civil Engineering, The Difference Between
What is the difference between an aqueduct and aquifer?
An aqueduct delivers water from one place to another by a pipe dug under the ground, while a n aquifer is a layer of rocks underground. ...
What is difference between piers and abutments in bridge?
Abutment A retaining wall supporting the ends of a bridge or viaduct. Piers support if continuous bridge ...
Asked in School Subjects, Biology, Psychology
What is the function of a cerebral aqueduct?
The cerebral aqueduct is the narrow conduit, between the third and the fourth ventricles in the midbrain, that conveys the cerebrospinal fluid and thereby prevents its potentially deadly buildup in the brain. Also called the aqueduct of Sylvius. ...