Carrollton Viaduct

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Gwynn's Falls near Carroll Park, Baltimore, Maryland

Stone arch bridge over Gwynn's Falls

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Description 

Located over Gwynn's Falls near Baltimore, Maryland, the Carrollton Viaduct is the first American stone masonry bridge built for railroad use. It was named after Charles Carroll, the last living signer of the Declaration of Independence, who laid the cornerstone in May 1828. Builder Caspar Weaver and designer James Lloyd completed the structure for the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad in November 1829, at the cost of $58,106.73. -- Historic American Engineering Record (HAER MD-9)

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on November 11, 1971
Reference number
71001032
Areas of significance
Engineering; Transportation; Architecture
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Structure
Historic function
Rail-related
Current function
Rail-related
Period of significance
1825-1849
Significant years
1828; 1829