Allegheny Aqueduct

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Allegheny Aqueduct
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Allegheny Aqueduct. April 2011.
Allegheny Aqueduct is located in Pennsylvania
Allegheny Aqueduct
Location Pennsylvania Route 724 and Allegheny Creek at Gibraltar, Robeson Township, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°17′10″N 75°52′29″W / 40.28611°N 75.87472°W / 40.28611; -75.87472Coordinates: 40°17′10″N 75°52′29″W / 40.28611°N 75.87472°W / 40.28611; -75.87472
Area 1 acre (0.40 ha)
Built 1824
Built by Beecher, Ephraim; Pettitt & Kimber
Governing body State
NRHP Reference # 84003105[1]
Added to NRHP February 23, 1984

Allegheny Aqueduct, also known as Gibraltar Aqueduct, is a historic stone aqueduct located at Robeson Township in Berks County, Pennsylvania. It was built in 1824 and is about 260-foot-long (79 m) and 70-foot-wide (21 m). It was built as part of the Schuylkill Navigation Company canal system to carry canal boats across the Allegheny Creek. It is supported by a stone arch bridge structure with five spans. The aqueduct was in operation until 1928, and drained in 1967.[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ ""National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania"" (Searchable database). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System.  Note: This includes Robert E. Bartmann (September 1983). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Allegheny Aqueduct" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-09-15.