Hi I am trying to get a view on the use of viaduct in combination with a very long bridge. IMHO is a viaduct nothing more or less then a carrier for a way over another way, or is this a translation problem ? The latin translation is just a way over a way, what is there more to say ? And yes Ive read the Wiki about it, but still keep my own opinion or question.

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I may be too tired, but I'm not sure what you want to know?

(19 Oct, 03:01) InsertUser

bridge=viaduct is a continuous long many-short-span bridge; often elevated, or even on flat ground. Long "bridges" you think of are only a few spans to a single main span, with bridge:structure= usually =suspension or =cable-stayed.

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answered 19 Oct, 04:24

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edited 19 Oct, 04:25

It could be a local use of words, a bridge carries a way over water, and a viaduct carries a way over a way via = way, just like aqua-duct A long brideg says bridge and yes we have some carrying ways over water some are more then 5 k. long.

(27 Oct, 14:06) Hendrikklaas
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