What does the word viaduct mean?

Usage examples for viaduct

  1. That is the great viaduct, called by the Alexandrians the Heptastadion, because it is said to be seven stadia in length; and in the upper portion it carries a stone water- course- as an elder tree has in it a vein of pith- which supplies water to the island of Pharos. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  2. The streets and bridges of Holborn Viaduct were lighted by lamps turned on and off from the station, as well as the famous City Temple of Dr. Joseph Parker, the first church in the world to be lighted by incandescent lamps- indeed, so far as can be ascertained, the first church to be illuminated by electricity in any form. – Edison, His Life and Inventions by Frank Lewis Dyer and Thomas Commerford Martin