Bloomington Viaduct


Bloomington Viaduct

Infobox_nrhp | name =Bloomington Viaduct
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caption =
location= Bloomington, Maryland
lat_degrees = 39
lat_minutes = 28
lat_seconds = 38
lat_direction = N
long_degrees = 79
long_minutes = 4
long_seconds = 5
long_direction = W
locmapin = Maryland
area =
built =1851
architect= Baltimore and Ohio Railroad
architecture= Other
added = November 21, 1976
governing_body = Private
refnum=76000996cite web|url=http://www.nr.nps.gov/|title=National Register Information System|date=2007-01-23|work=National Register of Historic Places|publisher=National Park Service]
The Bloomington Viaduct spans the Northern Branch of the Potomac River connecting Bloomington, Maryland to Mineral County, West Virginia. The sandstone railroad bridge features three full center arches, each with a 56 foot (17 m) span and a 28 foot (8.5 m) rise.

History

When built in 1851, it carried a double track of the original Baltimore and Ohio Railroad main line. In 1916 the viaduct was widened to accommodate two more tracks. The addition is a Melan-type reinforced concrete bridge of identical configuration built against the south face of the original stone bridge. As the state boundary follows the southern bank of the Potomac, nearly all of the bridge is located in Garrett County, Maryland.

The Bloomington Viaduct was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on November 21, 1976.

References

External links

* [http://www.marylandhistoricaltrust.net/nr/NRDetail.aspx?HDID=414&COUNTY=Garrett&FROM=NRCountyList.aspx?COUNTY=Garrett Bloomington Viaduct, Garrett County] , including photo in 1975, at Maryland Historical Trust


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