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San Antonio Missions’ Espada Aqueduct gets $290,000 facelift

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The National Park Service has completed repairs to San Antonio’s 275-year-old Espada Aqueduct, thanks to a $290,000 federal grant from the Great American Outdoors Act.

The act, which passed in 2020, provides funding to national parks to improve infrastructure and expand recreation opportunities. No local money was spent on repairs. 

The Espada Aqueduct was built between 1740 and 1745 using Native American labor. Part of the network of acequias that served Mission Espada and the nearby farms, the aqueduct was built to carry water over Piedras Creek.

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