via duct

viaduct

[vahy-uh-duhkt]
noun
a bridge for carrying a road, railroad, etc., over a valley or the like, consisting of a number of short spans.

Origin:
1810–20; < Latin via way + (aque)duct

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viaduct (ˈvaɪəˌdʌkt)
 
n
a bridge, esp for carrying a road or railway across a valley, etc, consisting of a set of arches supported by a row of piers or towers
 
[C19: from Latin via way + dūcere to bring, on the model of aqueduct]

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viaduct
1816, from L. via "road" + -duct as in aqueduct. Fr. viaduc is an Eng. loan-word.
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