Amazing view of Pontcysyllte Aqueduct

The website Waterways Forward has published an amazing video of Pontcysyllte aqueduct in the snow as you’ve never seen it before……from a helicopter drone surveying the structure.  It demonstrates how innovative digital technologies can be used for data capture, interpretation and dissemination of heritage sites and artefacts using  the latest technical survey and interpretation techniques and their practical application in heritage interpretation, education and conservation.

Waterways Forward partner Canal & River Trust (Formerly British Waterways) has worked with local communities to develop the World Heritage Status of the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct.

The site consists of a 206 year old aqueduct and an 18km corridor of the Llangollen canal lying adjacent to it. The aqueduct is one of the most significant engineering structures on the British canal system. The corridor contains a wide range of historic canal-related structures and buildings, including tunnels, cuttings, wharves, houses, water control structures and a second major historic aqueduct at nearby Chirk.   UNESCO World Heritage Site status was applied for in 2005, on the 200th year anniversary of the completion of the aqueduct.  The application was successful and in 2009 the status was granted. The application process and successful achievement of status has had beneficial results. Rather than just securing the waterway’s heritage, it has led to the development of tourism in the area as well as giving voice to the local communities who have expressed an interest in becoming involved in the management of the WHS.

via Amazing video of Pontcysyllte Aqueduct ….as you’ve never seen it before! | Waterways Forward blog.

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