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Acquedotto Traiano-Paolo
Society: ASCEMain Category: CivilSub Category: Water Supply & ControlEra: 0-1000DateCreated: 109-110RomeState: RICountry: ItalyWebsite: Emperor Trajan

The roman emperor Trajan ordered a new aqueduct be built to bring fresh water to Italy's Trastevere region and parts of Rome. The water is collected from five springs that feed the lake at Bracciano, and traverses over 25 miles into Rome. To maintain an even gradient, the aqueduct follows a meandering alignment through the countryside to avoid hills and major valleys. The water runs through an open-channel canal that is either arch-supported, at-grade, or underground.

Image Credit: Courtesy of Sovraintendenza ai Beni Culturali.Image Caption: The Acquedotto Traiano-Paolo still brings water to Rome.Era_date_from: 109
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