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Chesapeake & Ohio Canal, Broad Run Aqueduct, 31.9 miles above tidewater, Martinsburg, Montgomery County, MD



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Location
31.9 miles above tidewater, Martinsburg vicinity, MD

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS MD-741
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-91).
Building/structure dates: 1856 initial construction
Significance: The present aqueduct over Broad Run Creek is the only aqueduct with a wooden flume still in existence along the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal. The existing structure was built during the winter months of 1856-7 by the canal company; it replaced an earlier temporary flume. The original two span masonry aqueduct was destroyed by a flood in July of 1846. The aqueduct serves to illustrate a stage in the canal's development and the means restored to in the repair and maintenance of the system.

Subjects
"Mission 66" Program
Water Supply
Aqueducts


Related Names
Bobrow, Michael L., Field Team
Carter, Donn, Field Team
McDonald, Alan R., Field Team
Boucher, Jack E., Photographer
Wormuth, C. Gustave, Delineator
Hanna, John H., Delineator
Harris, William T., Delineator


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. VIEW OF WESTERN WING WALLS
2. WESTERN WING WALLS, VIEW OF WESTERN WALL OF AQUEDUCT
3. GENERAL VIEW OF CANAL BED, LOOKING NORTH
4. CANAL BED, DETAIL OF WOODEN FLOORING
5. DETAIL OF EASTERN WALL OF AQUEDUCT
6. DETAIL OF CANAL WALL NORTH OF AQUEDUCT, SHOWING TIMBER SET IN MASONRY


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