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B & O Railroad Potomac River Crossing

Index 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]

27 relations: American Civil War, Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, Benjamin Henry Latrobe II, Bollman Truss Railroad Bridge, Chesapeake and Ohio Canal, Confluence, Covered bridge, CSX Transportation, Cumberland Subdivision, Elk Ridge (Maryland), Harpers Ferry Historic District, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, List of bridges documented by the Historic American Engineering Record in Maryland, List of bridges documented by the Historic American Engineering Record in West Virginia, List of bridges on the National Register of Historic Places in Maryland, Martinsburg, West Virginia, Maryland Heights, Missouri, Plate girder bridge, Potomac River, Rail transport, Shenandoah River, Shenandoah Subdivision, Truss bridge, United States, Wendel Bollman, Winchester, Virginia.

American Civil War

The American Civil War (also known by other names) was a war fought in the United States from 1861 to 1865.

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Baltimore and Ohio Railroad

The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad was the first common carrier railroad and the oldest railroad in the United States, with its first section opening in 1830.

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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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Confluence

In geography, a confluence (also: conflux) occurs where two or more flowing bodies of water join together to form a single channel.

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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 operating in the eastern United States and the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec.

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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 tip of the state's Eastern Panhandle region.

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Maryland Heights, Missouri

Maryland Heights is a second-ring west-central suburb of St. Louis, located in St. Louis County, Missouri, United States.

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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 within the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States and flows from the Potomac Highlands into the Chesapeake Bay.

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Rail transport

Rail transport is a means of transferring of passengers and goods on wheeled vehicles running on rails, also known as tracks.

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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 usually forming triangular units.

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United States

The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing 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 in the United States.

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References

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

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