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Aqüeducte de les Ferreres
(Pont del Diable)
Aqüeducte de les Ferreres in Tarragona, Spain
Carries Aqueduct to Tarraco
Locale Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain
Total length 249 m
Height 27 m (without gallery)
Number of spans 25 (upper arcade)
Completion date Probably reign of Augustus (27 BC–14 AD
Elevation
Aqüeducte de les Ferreres is located in Spain
Aqüeducte de les Ferreres

The Aqüeducte de les Ferreres (also known as Pont del Diable, English: Devil's Bridge) is an aqueduct in Spain constructed by the Roman Empire to supply water to the ancient city of Tarraco. The aqueduct is located 4 kilometers north of Tarragona, in the Autonomous Community of Catalonia. The aqueduct is part of the Archaeological Ensemble of Tárraco, which was added to the UNESCO's list of World Heritage Sites in 2000.

Description

The aqueduct took water from the Francolí river, 15 kilometers north of Tarragona. It probably dates from the time of Augustus. The aqueduct has a maximum height of 27 m and a length of 249 m, including the ends where the specus runs on a wall. It was composed by two orders of archs: upper with 25 archs, lower with 11, all with the same diameter of 20 Roman feet (5,9m) with a variation of 15 cm. The distance between centres of the pillars is 26 Roman feet (7,95m).[1][2]

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Coordinates: 41°08′44″N 1°14′38″E / 41.14556°N 1.24389°E / 41.14556; 1.24389

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