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Thomas Viaduct


Address

1706 River Road
Arbutus, MD 21227

Contact Information

410-461-5005

 

Additional Information

A National Historic Landmark, the Thomas Viaduct was completed in 1835 and is the world's largest multiple arched stone railroad bridge with an arc. At its completion, the Thomas Viaduct was the largest bridge in the United States and the country's first multi-span masonry railroad bridge to be built on a curve.

The viaduct was named for Philip E. Thomas, the first president of the B&O Railroad. Enter the Avalon Area of Patapsco Valley State Park off U.S. 1 at South Street, just north of Elkridge. Proceed on Park Entrance Road to the Ranger Station. Thomas Viaduct is in view behind contact station. Park in driveway in front of Ranger Station. Note Viaduct interpretive sign at Ranger Station and carefully walk road to examine the Viaduct keeping in mind the danger of the blind curve on the roadway.


 

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