Definition of viaduct in English:


Syllabification: vi·a·duct
Pronunciation: /ˈvīəˌdəkt


A long bridgelike structure, typically a series of arches, carrying a road or railroad across a valley or other low ground.
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  • From the stone walls and landscaped embankments to the sweep of the footbridges and the modern viaduct that carries the road over the river, this scheme was designed not just not to offend the eye but to please it.
  • The machine moves steadily and inexorably through cutting and tunnel, over viaducts and under bridges, exultantly ignoring sun and storm alike.
  • The subject of this volume is railway buildings, including bridges and viaducts, stations, signal boxes, and hotel and railway workers' houses.


early 19th century: from Latin via 'way', on the pattern of aqueduct.

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