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Marple aqueduct, opened 1800, over the River Goyt on the Peak Forest Canal which was constructed 1794-1805 from Whaley Bridge, Derbyshire, England, to Marple, where it joined the Macclesfield Canal. The engineer was Benjamin Outram (1764-1805), civil engineer and ironmaster, and founder of Butterley Ironworks. The pierced spandrells lightened the weight of the masonry. Engraving from 'The Gallery of Nature and Art' by the Rev. Edward Polehampton (London, 1815).

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Marple aqueduct, opened 1800, over the River Goyt on the Peak Forest Canal which was constructed 1794-1805 from Whaley Bridge, Derbyshire, England, to Marple, where it joined the Macclesfield Canal. The engineer was Benjamin Outram (1764-1805), civil engineer and ironmaster, and founder of Butterley Ironworks.  The pierced spandrells lightened the weight of the masonry.  Engraving from 'The Gallery of Nature and Art' by the Rev. Edward Polehampton (London, 1815).