Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, Carrollton Viaduct, Spanning Gwynn's Falls near Carroll Park, Baltimore, Independent City, MD
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Spanning Gwynn's Falls near Carroll Park, Baltimore, MD
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Documentation compiled after 1968.
Survey number HAER MD-9
National Register Number: 71001032
Significance: Located over Gwynn's Falls near Baltimore, Maryland, the Carrollton Viaduct is the first American stone masonry bridge built for railroad use. It was named after Charles Carroll, the last living signer of the Declaration of Independence, who laid the cornerstone in May 1828. Builder Caspar Weaver and designer James Lloyd completed the structure for the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad in November 1829, at the cost of $58,106.73.
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)
1. AERIAL VIEW OF VIADUCT LOOKING NORTHWEST.
2. VIEW OF WEST SIDE OF VIADUCT.
3. VIEW OF EAST SIDE OF VIADUCT WITH DIESEL LOCOMOTIVE CROSSING.
4. AERIAL VIEW OF VIADUCT LOOKING SOUTHEAST.
5. SHARPLY SKEWED VIEW OF WEST SIDE OF VIADUCT FROM BANK, LOOKING SOUTH.
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