Definition of viaduct
: a long elevated roadway usually consisting of a series of short spans supported on arches, piers, or columns
Recent Examples of viaduct from the Web
Some celebrated briefly when the skies opened up around 6:30 p.m., but most ended up scurrying for cover under tents, in bathrooms and under a viaduct that cuts across the Sloss Furnaces site.
People parked on the viaducts downtown and filled parking decks.
The state DOT began improvements in APril to a stretch of I-84 in Hartford, known as the viaduct.
Chicago also abounds with artificial elevations: bridges, viaducts, and overpasses, an undulating rhythm that punctuates the flatness.
Sprawling homeless encampments under viaducts and families vying for beds at local shelters are the most visible examples of housing instability.
The Yolo Causeway is a 3.2-mile-long elevated viaduct on I-80 that crosses the Yolo Bypass floodplain and connects West Sacramento and Davis.
The speedier schedule is possible because most of that viaduct construction would take place outside of existing lanes of traffic, which also reduces the impact on expressway users, said Robert Linares, an engineer on the team.
A rise in the popularity of the viaduct is partly behind a 16 per cent rise in railway trespassing offenses in Scotland last year, police said.
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Origin and Etymology of viaduct
Latin via way, road + English aqueduct
First Known Use: 1816See Words from the same year
VIADUCT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of viaduct for English Language Learners
: a long, high bridge that carries a road or railroad over something (such as a valley)
VIADUCT Defined for Kids
Definition of viaduct for Students
: a bridge for carrying a road or railroad over something (as a gorge or highway)
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