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The 1812 Laigh Milton Viaduct in Ayrshire – the oldest surviving railway bridge in Scotland
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Viaduct crossing the Santa Ana River in Riverside, California, built in 1903

A viaduct is a bridge composed of several small spans. It is built for crossing a valley, dry or wetland, or forming an overpass or flyover.

The word viaduct has two parts from Latin: via for road and ducere, to lead. The ancient Romans did not use this word; it was invented in the nineteenth-century by analogy with aqueduct.



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