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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.



ID:
wcco120

Rights:
Public domain

Notes:
110.29 Mile
NPS File 1378

Date:
unknown

Collection Location:
C&O National Historic Park

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

Coverage:
Maryland, 1824-1938

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

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