[Tagging] Proposed features - RFC 2 - Pressurized waterways

Martin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Wed Feb 28 09:30:46 UTC 2018


2018-02-28 0:41 GMT+01:00 Fran├žois Lacombe <fl.infosreseaux at gmail.com>:

> Hi all,
>
> 2018-02-21 17:25 GMT+01:00 Kevin Kenny <kevin.b.kenny+osm at gmail.com>:
>
>> I think you're right. The Aqua Marcia, Aqua Ano Vetus, Aqua Anio
>> Novus, and Aqua Claudia were all known as 'aqueducts' and were systems
>> that were tens of km, in canals where possible, but mostly in
>> underground conduits. There were pressurized syphons for valley
>> crossings. Only the terminal portions of the aqueducts, as they
>> approached the City, or crossings of deep valleys, were on arcades -
>> but these make the tourist pictures, so people get the incorrect
>> impression that 'aqueduct' is synonymous with 'arcade'.
>>
>
> This sounds to be an enough justification to don't use the aqueduct term,
> thank you Kevin
>


on a side note: there's the tag

historic=aqueduct

for the mentioned ancient Roman aqueducts.

Cheers,
Martin
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