Getting Ready to Roll

July 06, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

Thomas Viaduct Elkridge, MarylandThomas Viaduct Elkridge, MarylandThomas Viaduct, Elkridge, Maryland

After a busy Spring and early Summer, it is finally time to go out and enjoy some travel time. I've been tuning up my photo gear, selecting my load-out and preparing for an epic voyage: I'm going to make it a bit of a mystery, so stay tuned to this blog for updates along the way.

As part of my tune-up of gear and techniques, I went to the Patapsco State Park in Elkridge to take a look around and photograph the Thomas Viaduct. This railroad bridge, was built between July 4th 1833 and July 4th 1835. It is the world's oldest multiple-arched stone railroad bridge. It has survived numerous disastrous floods, including last summer's tragic flooding of Ellicott City. It remains in daily passenger and freight service, and is therefore one of the oldest operational bridges. It is 612 feet long and interestingly, is built on a 4 degree curve.

 

 


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