viaduct


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vi·a·duct

 (vī′ə-dŭkt′)
n.
A series of spans or arches used to carry a road or railroad over a wide valley or over other roads or railroads.

[Latin via, road; see via + (aque)duct.]

viaduct

(ˈvaɪəˌdʌkt)
n
a bridge, esp for carrying a road or railway across a valley, etc, consisting of a set of arches supported by a row of piers or towers
[C19: from Latin via way + dūcere to bring, on the model of aqueduct]

vi•a•duct

(ˈvaɪ əˌdʌkt)

n.
a bridge for carrying a road, railroad, etc., over a valley or the like, consisting of a number of short spans.
[1810–20; < Latin via way + (aque) duct]

viaduct

A series of arches which carry a road, canal or railway over a valley, water, or low ground.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.viaduct - bridge consisting of a series of arches supported by piers used to carry a road (or railroad) over a valleyviaduct - bridge consisting of a series of arches supported by piers used to carry a road (or railroad) over a valley
bridge, span - a structure that allows people or vehicles to cross an obstacle such as a river or canal or railway etc.
Translations
قَنْطَرَه متعَدِّدَة الرَّكائِز
viadukt
viadukt
viadukt
löng brú, dalbrú
viadukts
viadukt
köprülü yolviyadük

viaduct

[ˈvaɪədʌkt] Nviaducto m

viaduct

[ˈvaɪədʌkt] nviaduc m

viaduct

nViadukt m

viaduct

[ˈvaɪəˌdʌkt] nviadotto

viaduct

(ˈvaiədakt) noun
a usually long bridge carrying a road or railway over a valley etc.

viaduct

n. viaducto.
References in classic literature ?
If you read the report of the evidence at the inquest, you will notice the engine driver's declaration that the only time on the whole journey when he travelled at less than forty miles an hour was when passing over the viaduct and before entering the tunnel which is plainly visible from my house."
She traversed the immense viaduct, whose arches span untroubled meadows and the dreamy flow of Tewin Water.
A great viaduct runs across, with high piers, through which the view seems somehow further away than it really is.
They were in a neighbourhood which looked like a toy neighbourhood taken in blocks out of a box by a child of particularly incoherent mind, and set up anyhow; here, one side of a new street; there, a large solitary public-house facing nowhere; here, another unfinished street already in ruins; there, a church; here, an immense new warehouse; there, a dilapidated old country villa; then, a medley of black ditch, sparkling cucumber-frame, rank field, richly cultivated kitchen-garden, brick viaduct, arch-spanned canal, and disorder of frowziness and fog.
Most of them were rented to traders, as we rent the arches of a viaduct; the space between pillar and pillar being bricked or boarded off into rooms, which were guarded by heavy wooden doors and cumbrous native padlocks.
An hour after leaving Bombay the train had passed the viaducts and the Island of Salcette, and had got into the open country.
Bert was a Southerner; he had never been north of the Midland counties, and the multitude of factories and chimneys--the latter for the most part obsolete and smokeless now, superseded by huge electric generating stations that consumed their own reek--old railway viaducts, mono-rail net-works and goods yards, and the vast areas of dingy homes and narrow streets, spreading aimlessly, struck him as though Camberwell and Rotherhithe had run to seed.
The path will be on a raised viaduct built on a steep, narrow strip of land between Franklin and the river.
WORK to demolish an old motorway viaduct is set to begin tonight.
A SERIES of road closures are planned to take place on the busy M53, as work continues to strengthen the Bidston Moss Viaduct.
Vollmer Associates has been selected by the New York State Department of Transportation to design a deck replacement project on a Grand Central Parkway bridge viaduct in Queens, NY.