WHS connected with Rivers having undergone major man-made changes to their original location.
The connection belongs to Human Activity connections.
Guanajuato: "Another distinct feature of Guanajuato is the network of underground caverns and built to divert the Guanajuato River underneath the city"
Kremlin and Red Square: the Western walls of the Kremlin were defined by the River Neglinnaya "The Kremlin was built on a hill west of the Neglinnaya, using the river as a moat" (Wiki) and "At one time the River Neglinnaya, a tributary of the Moskva, flowed along here protecting the Kremlin walls. There were two bridges over the Neglinnaya, a drawbridge by the Pine-Grove Tower and a stone arched bridge linking the Trinity and Kutafia towers".
Paris, Banks of the Seine: The original effluence of the River Bievre into the Seine was where the Rue de Bievre is situated today - situated on the south bank at the eastern end of Ile de la Cite. It has since been moved further east. See
Vienna: Danube regulation in the 19th Century
Westminster: Westminster Abbey: Originally built on Thorney Island (or the "Eyot of Thorns") created by 2 branches of the River Tyburn. The river has since been significantly re-routed
Do you know of another WHS we could connect to Re-routed rivers?
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