Aquaduct of Colonia Iulia Equestris
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache
N 46° 23.413 E 006° 13.753
32T E 286969 N 5141135
Quick Description: The Nyon Roman canal consists of masonry walls supporting a vaulted roof and floored with baked clay slabs.
Location: Vaud, Switzerland
Date Posted: 10/1/2007 4:43:48 AM
Waymark Code: WM2A70
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Chris777
Views: 24

Long Description:
The aqueduct segment here is located in a public park and protected by a grill which does make it difficult to see.

In all civilizations a supply of water is essential to life and the demand for water in a city is very considerable. Baths, fountains, craftsmen’s workshops and private dwellings all need to be supplied. Nyon therefore had an aqueduct. The engineers selected the springs in Divonne, now in neighbouring France, as their point of departure. Situated at a slightly higher altitude, Divonne has abundant pure water.

The aqueduct is approximately ten kilometres long and has an average gradient of 8.5 ‰. The final section identified is located in the west sector of Nyon in the Parc des Mangettes, but it is not yet known where in Nyon the aqueduct terminated.
Most Relevant Historical Period: Roman Empire > 27 B.C.

Admission Fee: Free

Opening days/times:
24 x 7


Web Site: [Web Link]

Condition: Partly intact or reconstructed

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