Built by Thomas Telford and William Jessop, it is 307m (1,007ft) long, 3-4m (11ft) wide and 1.6m (5.25ft) deep. It is a navigable aqueduct that carries the Llangollen Canal over the valley of the River Dee, between the villages of Trevor and Froncysyllte, Wrexham in North East Wales. Completed in 1805, it is the longest and highest aqueduct in Britain, and is a Grade I Listed. Cross the stream in the sky. The aqueduct and canal are outstanding monuments of the canal age in the United Kingdom, which flourished from 1760s until the establishment of a network of locomotive railways from the 1830s. Canal building reached its zenith after 1790, during the so called ‘Canal Mania’ that saw 1,180 miles/1,900 kilometers of new waterways completed in just 20 years. The construction of a network of canals in Britain to provide transport for raw materials and goods represented a new phase in the history of inland navigation and was a fundamental factor in the Industrial Revolution, enabling and promoting rapid economic growth, regional specialisation and urbanisation.
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