via·​duct | \ ˈvī-ə-ˌdəkt How to pronounce viaduct (audio) \

Definition of viaduct

: a long elevated roadway usually consisting of a series of short spans supported on arches, piers, or columns

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Recent Examples on the Web The city has been concerned about flooding at the viaduct given its proximity to Lake Forest Hospital and the police and fire departments, Thomas noted. Daniel I. Dorfman,, "Work begins on flood mitigation project at Deerpath and Route 41 in Lake Forest," 8 Dec. 2020 Officers found a bloody shirt and torn coat under a streetcar viaduct near Fort Snelling, where bloody underwear was found in a barracks locker. Curt Brown, Star Tribune, "Flour packer's brutal 1912 Minneapolis murder still unsolved," 17 Oct. 2020 On the west side of the 24th Street viaduct, H2 Real Estate and The Dobbins Group have 28 luxury townhomes under construction, to be called Avenue A Townhomes, facing north onto the Rotary Trail. al, "New 5-story apartments approved on Birmingham Rotary Trail," 6 Oct. 2020 Cortright, the economist, wrote in 2019 on the same issue when Seattle failed to see its city fall to ruin when the famed viaduct came down along the west side of downtown. oregonlive, "I-5 bridge project: Predictions of traffic catastrophe don’t materialize," 25 Sep. 2020 London’s new park will be a similar concept, to be built on an old railway viaduct between Camden Town and King’s Cross Station. Andrea Romano, Travel + Leisure, "London Is Getting a Version of NYC’s High Line — and You Could Win $12k to Help Design It," 17 Sep. 2020 The viaduct exists to this day and is part of a DART streetcar route. Alyssa Fernandez, Dallas News, "Oak Cliff, Texas: Luxury homes and an amusement park, Dallas’ reminder to not forget the other side of the Trinity," 15 Aug. 2020 This all came to fruition on Feb. 22, 1912, with the opening of the Dallas-Oak Cliff viaduct. Alyssa Fernandez, Dallas News, "Oak Cliff, Texas: Luxury homes and an amusement park, Dallas’ reminder to not forget the other side of the Trinity," 15 Aug. 2020 Bruno's car began to fill up with water and float as the tide moved it toward a large viaduct opening, Trentacost said. Nicholas Katzban, USA TODAY, "'Miraculous': New Jersey woman survives mile-long ride through drainage system amid flooding," 9 July 2020

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First Known Use of viaduct

1816, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for viaduct

Latin via way, road + English aqueduct

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13 Dec 2020

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“Viaduct.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of viaduct

: a long, high bridge that carries a road or railroad over something (such as a valley)


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Kids Definition of viaduct

: a bridge for carrying a road or railroad over something (as a gorge or highway)

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