Slateford Aqueduct

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Slateford Aqueduct
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Carries Union Canal
Crosses Water of Leith
Location Longstone
OS grid reference NT219700
Designer Hugh Baird
Number of spans Eight
Total length 600 feet (182.9 m)
Width 12.5 feet (3.8 m)
Height 60 feet (18.3 m)
Boats can pass? No
Towpath(s) NW Side
Coordinates 55°55′24″N 3°14′58″W / 55.923414°N 3.249454°W / 55.923414; -3.249454Coordinates: 55°55′24″N 3°14′58″W / 55.923414°N 3.249454°W / 55.923414; -3.249454

The Slateford Aqueduct is a navigable aqueduct in Slateford, Edinburgh, Scotland. It was built by Hugh Baird and completed in 1822 with advice from Thomas Telford.

It has eight arches, is 600 feet (180 m) long and 60 feet (18 m) tall, and carries the Union Canal across Inglis Green Road and the Water of Leith at Longstone (just at the edge of Slateford) in south-west Edinburgh.[1] The canal runs over a contour line of 73m and is very popular with cyclists and dogwalkers.

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