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Catoctin Aqueduct

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  • July 06, 2014

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the newly rebuilt Catoctin Aqueduct is a site to see. It was built with two semicircle arches on either side of an elliptical arch. The elliptical arch was not structurally strong and began to sag, leading to structural failure. In 1973 two arches collapsed leaving only a remnant of the eastern arch standing. Through a grassroots effort, funds were raised to rebuild the structure. Today, you can view this newly restored piece of history. Remember to dismount your bike and walk across all aqueducts on the C&O Canal.

Milepost 51.5

Catoctin Aqueduct
Photo Credit: George Lewis