Asked in Transportation and LogisticsVW TransporterBridges and Tunnels
What types of things do bridges help transport?
December 02, 2009 1:03PM
Bridges tend to be viaducts or aqueducts. (These names are derived from Latin).
A viaduct carries a road or a rail track, and is used by, respectively, road or rail vehicles.
An aqueduct carries water. This might be a fairly small stream, carrying water from a reservoir to a town; but a large aqueduct can carry a canal on which boats and barges can travel.
The ancient Romans build some famous viaducts for water supply; and in England a number of the canals built during the Industrial Revolution used magnificent aqueducts to cross valleys.