United Kingdom - Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal

"Situated in north-eastern Wales, the 18 kilometre long Pontcysyllte Canal is a feat of civil engineering of the Industrial Revolution, completed in the early years of the 19th century. Covering a difficult geographical setting, the building of the canal required substantial, bold civil engineering solutions, especially as it was built without using locks. The aqueduct is a pioneering masterpiece of engineering and monumental metal architecture, conceived by the celebrated civil engineer Thomas Telford. The use of both cast and wrought iron in the aqueduct enabled the construction of arches that were light and strong, producing an overall effect that is both monumental and elegant. The property is inscribed as a masterpiece of creative genius, and as a remarkable synthesis of expertise already acquired in Europe. It is also recognized as an innovative ensemble that inspired many projects all over the world."

Source: UNESCO World Heritage

Postcard 1
A nice multiview of Pontcysyltte Aqueduct and canal. Thanks to Grete of United Kingdom who took a cruise on Llangollen Canal and went across this Pontcysyllte Aqueduct.

Postcard 2
One of the newest UNESCO World Heritage Sites in United Kingdom. Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, Llangollen in Wales. Nice stamp of pixies. Thanks to Anu of UK.

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