Avon Aqueduct

Description of this historic site

Avon Aquaduct, a bridge carrying canal water, which crosses the Avon River and was built during the Imperial period. It is still in use, and is situated 150m east of Mill Gardens.

Notes about this historic site

1 Solid built three arch aqueduct with curved wing walls taking the Oxford Canal over the River Avon at a point where the river is now held back by a weir belonging to the Rugby Joint Water Undertaking. This northern section of the Oxford Canal was largely complete by the time of Brindley’s death in 1772, thus the aqueduct may well be of his design although the drastic 19th century shortening of Brindley’s original line makes positive dating of structures difficult.
2 The structure is in normal use.

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