The Maglova Aqueduct built by Mimar Sinan is 260 m long and 36 m high, decked with two-storeyed arches. It also functioned as a pedestrian bridge, thanks to a passage running through the piers of the arches. Sinan managed to blend the bearing and functional elements into a work of art. The first aqueduct was destroyed by violent floods (1563) so Sinan obviously went to greater lenghts in his second attempt.
Built : 1554-1562
Location : Near Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
Crosses : Alibey River
Structural Type : Arch bridge
Designer : Mimar Koca Sinan ibn Abd al-Mannan.