Orbiel Aqueduct

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Pont-canal de l'Orbiel
Coordinates 43°12′52.39″N 2°26′21.51″E / 43.2145528°N 2.4393083°E / 43.2145528; 2.4393083Coordinates: 43°12′52.39″N 2°26′21.51″E / 43.2145528°N 2.4393083°E / 43.2145528; 2.4393083
Carries Canal du Midi
Crosses Orbiel River
Locale Trèbes
Characteristics
Trough construction Masonry
Pier construction Masonry
No. of spans 3

The Orbiel Aqueduct (French: Pont-canal de l'Orbiel) is one of several aqueducts on the Canal du Midi. Until its building, the canal crossed the River Orbiel on the level. A dam on the Orbiel was demolished and replaced with the Aqueduct. It was built in 1686-87 by Antoine Niquet (fr) and designed by Marshal Sebastien Vauban,[1] It is found in the city of Trèbes.

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  1. ^ Rolt, L. T. C. (1973). From Sea to Sea. Ohio University Press. ISBN 0-8214-0152-1. 

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