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Broad Run Aqueduct

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Photo of Broad Run Aqueduct

At canal mile 31.9, between White's Ferry and Edwards Ferry, the canal built the Broad Run Aqueduct, also referred to as the Broad Run Trunk. Two wooden culverts were placed side by side and served as an aqueduct across this small stream. The canal calls it a "Trunk" but most people refer to it as an aqueduct. Construction began in 1829 and was completed in 1833. It was rebuilt in 1956, but burned down during the Civil War. The wooden culverts needed to be replaced frequently; there is currently only a small fragment of them visible in the stone walls around the aqueduct.

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Dickerson MD