Les Ferreres Aqueduct
|Les Ferreres Aqueduct
Aqüeducte de les Ferreres
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)|
|Construction end||Probably reign of Augustus (27 BC–14 AD)|
Les Ferreres Aqueduct (Catalan: Aqüeducte de les Ferreres), also known as Pont del Diable ([ˈpɔn(d) dəl diˈabːlə], English: Devil's Bridge), is an ancient bridge, part of the Roman aqueduct built to supply water to the ancient city of Tarraco, today Tarragona in Catalonia, Spain. The bridge is located 4 kilometers north of the city and it is part of the Archaeological Ensemble of Tarraco (listed as a UNESCO's World Heritage Site since 2000).
Les Ferreres Aqueduct is composed of two levels of arches: the upper section has 25 arches, and the lower one has 11. All arches have 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). It has a maximum height of 27 metres (89 ft) and a length of 249 metres (817 ft), including the ends where the specus (water channel) runs atop a wall.
Media related to Les Ferreres Aqueduct at Wikimedia Commons
- Tarragona Aqueduct at Structurae
- Les Ferreres Aqueduct
- Archaeological Ensemble of Tárraco - UNESCO's World Heritage Sites Website