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Visible section of a Roman Aqueduct

Roman artefact

The engineering work was about 25 km long, 60 cm wide and about 125 cm high. The slope was kept slight and constant using arches and bridges that have now been lost. It was built in mortar and bricks which was covered by a fine layer of plaster. The water flowed at an estimated rate of about 200 litres per second. Commenced with Augustus and inaugurated by Tiberius, the aqueduct remained in use for many centuries. Today, thanks not only to the visible remains of the work but also to the findings unearthed during construction excavations, it is easy to appreciate the route and construction techniques of the entire work. Sections of the aqueduct can be seen today in the area of Villa Carcina just north of Pregno near the Mella river, in Via Verdi, in Via Maravagne, right on the border with Concesio, and in a public building in Via Bernocchi.