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C & O Canal Monocacy River Bridge

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Monocacy River Aqueduct, C&O Canal

view showing north abutment

Photo taken by Bob Morgan in April 2006

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BH Photo #172894

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Stone arch bridge over Monocacy River on Old Chesapeake & Ohio Canal
Location
Frederick County, Maryland
Status
Open to pedestrians
History
Built as one of the seven aqueducts on the C&O Canal, which ran from Georgetown, DC to Cumberland, MD.
Design
Consists of seven stone arches, each 54 feet in length.
Dimensions
Total length: 438.0 ft.
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.22375, -77.45209   (decimal degrees)
39°13'26" N, 77°27'08" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/288326/4344472 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Poolesville
Inventory number
BH 45908 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 10, 2014: New photos from Andrew Raker
  • October 17, 2011: Updated by Alexander D. Mitchell IV: Corrected erroneous update to wrong C&O Canal Aqueduct!
  • August 15, 2010: Added by Bob Morgan

Sources 

  • Alexander D. Mitchell IV
  • Bob Morgan - morgans212 [at] att [dot] net
  • C&O National Historical Park - description of canal and aqueduct construction
  • Andrew Raker