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Tecozautla in Municipality of Tecozautla, Hidalgo, Mexico — The Central Highlands
 

The Aqueduct of the Arches

 
 
The Aqueduct of the Arches Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, June 9, 2018
1. The Aqueduct of the Arches Marker
Inscription.
Acueducto de los Arcos
El acueducto de los Arcos es una obra de ingeniería hidráulica construida en la época de La Colonia por el año de (1702).

La disposición del acueducto responde a un esquema sencillo, basado en una hilera de tres arcos de medio punto. El acueducto está reforzado en ambos lados por contrafuertes de forma cilíndrica. En la parte superior se encuentra el canal de conducción de agua que sirve a un sistema de riego por medio de acequias que funciona en la actualidad.

Este atractivo turístico de Tecozautla se encuentra rodeado de árboles frondoso y de frescas e inmensas huertas tanto de hortalizas como de árboles frutales.

English translation:
The Aqueduct of the Arches
The Aqueduct of the Arches is a work of hydraulic engineering built during colonial times in 1702.

The aqueduct is based on a simple plan, made up of a row of three half-point arches. The aqueduct is reinforced on both sides by buttresses of cylindrical shape. In the upper part there is the water channel that serves an irrigation system through the means of ditches and that is currently still in operation.

This tourist attraction of Tecozautla is surrounded by leafy trees and fresh and immense vegetable gardens as well as fruit orchards.
 
Location.
The Aqueduct of the Arches and Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, June 9, 2018
2. The Aqueduct of the Arches and Marker
20° 31.442′ N, 99° 37.978′ W. Marker is in Tecozautla, Hidalgo, in Municipality of Tecozautla. Marker is on Calle Los Arcos just west of Calle 16 de Enero 2 Sur, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tecozautla, Hidalgo 42440, Mexico.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Irrigation System of Tecozautla (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Benito Juárez (approx. 1.1 kilometers away); Chapel of the Lord of Expiration (approx. 1.1 kilometers away); Tecozautla (approx. 1.1 kilometers away); Messages in the Rocks: Petroglyphs (approx. 5.7 kilometers away); Tecpan: The Place of Duality (approx. 5.8 kilometers away); Tecpan: “The Government House” (approx. 5.8 kilometers away); The Calendar on the Landscape (approx. 5.8 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tecozautla.
 
Categories. Colonial EraHorticulture & ForestryMan-Made Features
 
The Aqueduct of the Arches and Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, June 9, 2018
3. The Aqueduct of the Arches and Marker
This view of the aqueduct is towards the west along the Calle Los Arcos.
The Aqueduct of the Arches and Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, June 9, 2018
4. The Aqueduct of the Arches and Marker
The Aqueduct of the Arches image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, June 9, 2018
5. The Aqueduct of the Arches
This view shows the cylindrical buttresses of the aqueduct, mentioned in the marker text.
The original 1702 dedicatory marker of the Aqueduct of the Arches image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, June 9, 2018
6. The original 1702 dedicatory marker of the Aqueduct of the Arches
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 8, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 8, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 36 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 8, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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