viaduct

Part of speech: noun

A bridge - like structure, to carry a roadway or the like over a valley or ravine.

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Usage examples "viaduct":

  1. You will ever remember the Gorge du Loup with its seven- arched viaduct and stream of vivid green and the white foam that pours between its piers. - "See America First", Orville O. Hiestand.
  2. 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", Georg Ebers.
  3. 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", Frank Lewis Dyer and Thomas Commerford Martin.