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Allegheny Aqueduct
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Allegheny Aqueduct. April 2011.
Location Pennsylvania Route 724 and Allegheny Creek at Gibraltar, Robeson Township, Pennsylvania
Area 1 acre (0.40 ha)
Built 1824
Built by Beecher, Ephraim; Pettitt & Kimber
NRHP reference No. 84003105
Added to NRHP February 23, 1984

Allegheny Aqueduct, also known as Gibraltar Aqueduct, is a historic stone aqueduct located at Robeson Township in Berks County, Pennsylvania. It was built in 1824 and is about 260-foot-long (79 m) and 70-foot-wide (21 m). It was built as part of the Schuylkill Navigation Company canal system to carry canal boats across the Allegheny Creek. It is supported by a stone arch bridge structure with five spans. The aqueduct was in operation until 1928, and drained in 1967.

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.


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