Sunday, July 25, 2010
On a Day Like Today, The First Stone of the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct was Laid
July 25, 1795.- The Pontcysyllte Aqueduct is a navigable aqueduct that carries the Llangollen Canal over the valley of the River Dee, between the villages of Trevor and Froncysyllte, in Wrexham in north east Wales. Completed in 1805, it is the longest and highest aqueduct in Britain, a Grade I Listed Building and a World Heritage Site. The name is in the Welsh Language and means junction or link bridge. For most of its existence it was known as Pont y Cysyllte ("Bridge of the Junction").