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Aqueduct of Segovia.


The aqueduct is located in the center of the city of Segovia (Spain) and was built to get water from the Sierra de Guadarrama to the city. Its name comes from the union of two Latin words: aqua (water) ducere (to drive). The part represented in the Lego belongs to the part that divides the city in two at the height of the Azoguejo squares on the left and the Artillery Plaza on the right.

The Aqueduct of Segovia consists of 120 pillars that support 167 arches, in turn made up of ashlars - stones carved in the shape of a rectangle - and joined without any type of mortar. These are supported by a perfect study of the forces of thrust between the large blocks of stone. The water ran through the city through a canal at the top of the Aqueduct. The water intake was made by a dam of the river Frío, at the bases of the Sierra de Guadarrama. After traveling the extraurban section, arrived in Segovia taking advantage of the different heights of the land. To save the great unevenness of the Plaza del Azoguejo and the Artillery, the aqueduct reaches its highest height with 28.10 meters and transport water along 16,222 meters taking advantage of the uneven terrain and supply the inhabitants of Segouia.
Prior to the construction of an aqueduct, the Roman engineers had to carry out a thorough study of the terrain, its slopes and the possibilities of the subsequent route of the water.
Source: N.G.