Bar Aqueduct

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Bar Aqueduct
Aqueduct stari bar.jpg
Today's remains of Bar Aqueduct
Carries Bar Aqueduct
Locale Old Town near Bar, Montenegro
Material stone
Construction end during the reign of Ottomans (16th century - 17th century
Coordinates 42° 05′ 39″ N, 19° 08′ 10″ E

The Bar Aqueduct is a stone aqueduct, located on the northern side of Stari Bar, the old town of Bar, (4 km north from the city center Bar), Montenegro. The Bar Aqueduct is the only remaining aqueduct in Montenegro, and one of the largest and best preserved aqueducts of the three in former Yugoslavia, namely the Diocletianus Aqueduct near Split, Croatia, and the Skopje Aqueduct in the Republic of Macedonia.

History[edit]

Bar Aqueduct

The aqueduct was constructed during the governance of the Ottoman Empire, in the 16th century, and included a bridge across a valley. It served as the water supply for Stari Bar, bringing water 3 km from a spring on Mount Rumija. The structure of the aqueduct bridge, consists of seventeen large arches of varying widths, which are supported on eighteen massive pillars.[1] The water channel is formed on the upper surface of the aqueduct, where jointly connected stoneware pipes were placed, each being about 12 cm in diameter and 30 cm long. The entire construction is made of broken and roughly hewn stone.

After the devastating Montenegro earthquake in 1979 on April 15, at 06:19, the aqueduct was completely destroyed.
Later on was completely renovated, so it can even be used today.

References[edit]

  1. ^ (Serbo-Croatian) Turistička organizacija Bar (Accessed 2010-08-25)

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Coordinates: 42°05.653′N 19°08.168′E / 42.094217°N 19.136133°E / 42.094217; 19.136133