Avon Aqueduct

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Avon Aqueduct
The Avon Aqueduct
Carries Union Canal
Location Linlithgow
OS grid reference NS971764
Maintained by British Waterways
Designer Thomas Telford
Trough construction Cast iron
Pier construction Brick
Number of spans Twelve
Total length 810 ft. (250 m)
Height 86 ft. (26 m)
Boats can pass? No
Towpath(s) Both
Coordinates 55°57′51″N 3°39′22″W / 55.964167°N 3.656111°W / 55.964167; -3.656111Coordinates: 55°57′51″N 3°39′22″W / 55.964167°N 3.656111°W / 55.964167; -3.656111

The Avon Aqueduct is a navigable aqueduct on the Union Canal near Linlithgow, West Lothian, Scotland, United Kingdom. It is 810 feet (250 m) long and 86 feet (26 m) high; it is the longest and tallest aqueduct in Scotland, and the second longest in Britain (after the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct in Wales). It can be viewed from Muiravonside Country Park.

The aqueduct was built after a design by Thomas Telford, there are twelve arches, and the water is carried in a cast iron trough. There is a towpath along one side.

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