The Lune Aqueduct is often referred to as one of the “wonders of the waterways” and is a masterpiece of civil engineering. It carries the canal 664 feet across the River Lune at a height of 61 feet.
Designed by John Rennie and constructed by Alexander Stevens using traditional bridge building techniques, this structure consists of five semi-circular arches, each spanning seventy feet and amazingly, the supporting piers rest on piles of specially imported Russian timbers driven deep into the bed of the river.
The aqueduct can be enjoyed on foot or by cruising over it on a canal boat trip.
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