Fall and Rise of an Aqueduct Historical

Fall and Rise of an Aqueduct Historical (HM1WMK)

Location: Jefferson, MD 21755 Frederick County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 18.664', W 77° 34.088'

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In 1834, the Catoctin Creek Aqueduct at Mile 51.5 opened a critical link in one of America's pioneering transportation corridors. One of eleven aqueducts, it was often called the most beautiful aqueduct on the line. After the C&O Canal ceased operations in 1924, the aqueduct entered a period of decay. Floods, ice, and erosion took their toll.
In 2005, the Catoctin Aqueduct Restoration Fund joined with the National Park Service, the State of Maryland, Frederick County, and local organizations to restore the historic landmark, and provide a safe and memorable park experience for towpath visitors at Catoctin Creek. Aided by funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the restoration team completed their work in August 2011.
(Caption) Park staff used foam board patterns to help determine where individual stones should go— exactly where canal builders had them originally. It was painstaking work.
(Caption) Government and private-sector leaders broke ground for the restoration.
(Caption) Divers inspected the aqueduct's foundations and recovered original stones.
(Caption) Stone by stone, the restoration team reassembled the Catoctin Aqueduct.
Placed ByNational Park Service
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Date Added Thursday, January 26th, 2017 at 9:04am PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 278583 N 4354441
Decimal Degrees39.31106667, -77.56813333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 18.664', W 77° 34.088'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 18' 39.84" N, 77° 34' 5.28" W
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Area Code(s)301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near , Jefferson MD 21755, US
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