Friday, October 26, 2007
Albear Aqueduct to be Declared a Cuban National Monument
The Albear Aqueduct was designed by civil engineer Francisco Albear in the mid 19th century to collect water from the Vento springs in Cuba and convey it to Havanna. The entire system is gravity driven. Albear died before the projects completion in 1897. The aqueduct was a major factor in the settlement of Havanna and to this day supplies 15 to 20% of the water to Havanna. The project has been considered 1 of the seven engineering marvels of Cuba and will be dedicated as a national monument on January 11, Albears birthday.
[via Cuban Daily News]