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Aqueduct Bridge (2nd)

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BH Photo #242957

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Description 

In 1866, the boat channel was restored to private ownership, and in 1868 arching Howe trusses were installed to support a toll highway and footpath on top of the lower canal level intersecting to M Street. The going rate for a foot passenger was two cents; a horse or cattle, five cents; a vehicle drawn by one animal cost fifteen cents, twenty-five cents if drawn by two; and a penny for any pig, sheep, or other live animal. Only military troops and munitions were exempt from the tolls.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Howe deck truss bridge over Potomac River on Canal and Road
Location
Washington, District of Columbia, and Arlington County, Virginia
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Built 1868 replaced 1887
Design
Howe deck truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.90434, -77.07038   (decimal degrees)
38°54'16" N, 77°04'13" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/320472/4308198 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Washington West
Inventory number
BH 50187 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 16, 2012: New photo from Jared Mixson
  • November 13, 2011: Updated by J.P.: added description

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Sources 

  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Jared Mixson