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The Espada Aqueduct, designed by Franciscan priests and built in 1741, carries water in the Espada Acequia over Piedras Creek.

The Espada Aqueduct, designed by Franciscan priests and built in 1741, carries water in the Espada Acequia over Piedras Creek. Credit: Bonnie Arbittier / San Antonio Report

The Espada Aqueduct, designed by Franciscan priests and built in 1741, carries water in the Espada Acequia over Piedras Creek.