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Chesapeake & Ohio Canal, McCoy's Ferry Road Culvert, Mile 110.42 of C & O Canal National Park, Big Spring, Washington County, MD



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Location
Mile 110.42 of C & O Canal National Park, Big Spring vicinity, MD

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER MD-71
Building/structure dates: 1840 initial construction
Significance: This structure typifies road culverts which were utilized to cross underneath the canal, towpath and berm bank to farmlands between the river and canal and/or river crossings. Culvert No. 142 (McCoy's Ferry) provided access to an important river crossing at this location. In form, the culvert embodies "specifications" that were used to construct culverts by the canal company. This culvert has retained its original intention of a vehicular road culvert and is utilized by the park.

Subjects
Culverts


Related Names
McElhey, James J.


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

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