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B & O Railroad Potomac River Crossing

The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Crossings at the Potomac River are a set of railroad bridges that span the Potomac River between Maryland Heights, Maryland and Harpers Ferry, West Virginia in the United States. [1]

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American Civil War

The American Civil War, widely known in the United States as simply the Civil War as well as other sectional names, was a civil war fought from 1861 to 1865 to determine the survival of the Union or independence for the Confederacy.

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Baltimore and Ohio Railroad

The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad is one of the oldest railroads in the United States and the first common carrier railroad.

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Benjamin Henry Latrobe, II

Benjamin Henry Latrobe, II (December 19, 1806 – October 19, 1878) was an American civil engineer, best known for his railway bridges, and a railway executive.

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Bollman Truss Railroad Bridge

The Bollman Truss Railroad Bridge at Savage, Maryland is the sole surviving example of a revolutionary design in the history of American bridge engineering.

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Chesapeake and Ohio Canal

The Chesapeake and Ohio Canal, abbreviated as the C&O Canal and occasionally called the "Grand Old Ditch," operated from 1831 until 1924 along the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., to Cumberland, Maryland.

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Covered bridge

A covered bridge is a timber-truss bridge with a roof and siding which, in most covered bridges, create an almost complete enclosure.

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CSX Transportation

CSX Transportation is a Class I railroad in the United States.

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Cumberland Subdivision

The Cumberland Subdivision is a railroad line owned and operated by CSX Transportation in the U.S. states of Maryland and West Virginia.

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Elk Ridge (Maryland)

Elk Ridge is a mountain ridge of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Maryland.

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Harpers Ferry Historic District

The Harpers Ferry Historic District comprises about one hundred historic structures in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia.

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Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

Harpers Ferry National Historical Park is located at the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers in and around Harpers Ferry, West Virginia.

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Harpers Ferry, West Virginia

Harpers Ferry is a historic town in Jefferson County, West Virginia, United States.

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List of bridges documented by the Historic American Engineering Record in Maryland

This is a list of bridges documented by the Historic American Engineering Record in the U.S. state of Maryland.

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List of bridges documented by the Historic American Engineering Record in West Virginia

This is a list of bridges documented by the Historic American Engineering Record in the U.S. state of West Virginia.

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List of bridges on the National Register of Historic Places in Maryland

This is a list of bridges and tunnels on the National Register of Historic Places in the U.S. state of Maryland.

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Martinsburg, West Virginia

Martinsburg is a city in and the county seat of Berkeley County, West Virginia, United States, in the state's Eastern Panhandle region.

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Plate girder bridge

A plate girder bridge is a bridge supported by two or more plate girders.

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Potomac River

The Potomac River is located along the mid-Atlantic coast of the United States and flows into the Chesapeake Bay.

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Rail transport

Rail transport is a means of conveyance of passengers and goods, by way of wheeled vehicles running on rails.

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Shenandoah River

The Shenandoah River is a tributary of the Potomac River, long with two forks approximately long each,U.S. Geological Survey.

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Shenandoah Subdivision

The Shenandoah Subdivision is a railroad line owned and operated by CSX Transportation in the U.S. states of West Virginia and Virginia.

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Truss bridge

A truss bridge is a bridge whose load-bearing superstructure is composed of a truss, a structure of connected elements forming triangular units.

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United States

The United States of America (USA), commonly referred to as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major territories and various possessions.

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Wendel Bollman

Wendel Bollman (January 21, 1814 – 1884) was an American self-taught civil engineer, best known for his iron railway bridges.

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Winchester, Virginia

Winchester is an independent city located in the northwestern portion of the Commonwealth of Virginia.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B_%26_O_Railroad_Potomac_River_Crossing

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