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[[File:River_Severn,Bewdley_Aqueduct_-_geograph.org.uk_-_1712149.jpg |thumb|300px|right| Elan Valley Aqueduct from the opposite bank (Wikimedia Commons)]]
The Elan Valley aqueduct crosses the River Severn near [[Folly Point]] between [[Bewdley]] and [[Arley]]. The pipes it carries are part of a network installed in the early 1900s to bring water from the Elan Valley in mid-Wales to the city of Birmingham. Water from the Aqueduct aqueduct is now used to supply the towns of Mamble and Tenbury as well as the City of Birmingham. At times of peak demand the supply is supplemented by water from nearby [[Trimpley Reservoirs & Waterworks | Trimpley Reservoir]]<ref>[https://www.stwater.co.uk/leisure-and-learning/reservoir-locations/trimpley/*/tab/about/ Severn Trent Water] (Retrieved 4 December 2015)</ref>.
==Construction==
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==2014-15 Engineering engineering work==After crossing the aqueduct, the pipes run through a chamber underneath the railway. In the [[Severn Valley Railway Timeline 2010-2019#2015 | winter of 2014-2015]] three of these pipes were replaced in a major project initiated by Severn Trent Water; this required the line to be lifted and replaced. The old pipes remained at the site for several years, but were finally lifted onto wagons by the [[Cowans Sheldon 30-ton steam crane RS 1087|30 Ton Steam Crane]] in April 2018 and moved to Highley. Photos of the move may be seen on the [https://svrbridgnorth.wordpress.com/2018/04/ Bridgnorth Station website]. {{As of|2020}} a A short section is restored, with the intention of display in [[The Engine House]].
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File: Pipes_20150528.jpg | Some of the old pipes alongside the railway following replacement
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