Whilbr Heading
Search | Use Google Search

Words or Phrase:

Search Method Help Image

Left Nav Image    Home   |   Links   |   Contact Us   |   Facebook   |   Digital Whilbr
Yellow Bar image
Description ImageWhilbr Description


Collection Dropdown Image
Allegany County
Category Divider
Garrett County
Category Divider
Washington County
Category Divider
Civil War in Maryland
Category Divider
Genealogy Resources
Category Divider
Photographs and Prints
Big Pool - pivot bridge ( more details)

man on bridge at Big Pool Click on the MEDIA ITEMS below for more information


The downstream Big Pool stop gate with pedestrian footbridge and pivot bridge for the use of other types of traffic. Stop gates were used to close off sections of the canal prism to safeguard from full drainage of large quantities of water. Stop gates were used on either end of Big Pool to prevent the loss of water if the canal prism should fail on either end.


Public domain

110.29 Mile
NPS File 1378


Collection Location:
C&O National Historic Park

Chesapeake and Ohio Canal (Md.); Washington County (Md.), History

Maryland, 1824-1938

Western Maryland Regional Library
100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

Footer Image     Contact Webmaster  |  Copyright Information Top Line Image