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What types of things do bridges help transport?

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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.