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Railroad Viaduct

Adjacent to the aqueduct, this railroad viaduct was built by the B&O Railroad. It was at this location over Catoctin Creek that these two titans of period transportation, the C&O Canal and the B&O Railroad, struggled, fought, endured Asiatic Cholera, and finally compromised to cross in parallel a major tributary of the Potomac River; the canal on the historic Catoctin Aqueduct and the railroad on the adjacent viaduct.

Milepost 51.5

Railroad Viaduct
Photo Credit: C&O Canal National Historical Park