|Birds Eye View|
Donald Burden posted six photos of that viaduct with the comment:
Baltimore & Ohio's Great Stone Viaduct at Bellaire, Ohio. Built 1867-70, this sandstone structure contains 43 arches on the Ohio side of the river. Each arch ring contains 37 stones, representing the 37 states that, at that time, comprised the U.S. The eastern half remains active, but the tracks have been removed from the western half. Worth an inspection if you find yourself in the area.The track curing north from the viaduct is still used, so that is why the eastern half is used. The track curving south is abandoned, so that is why the western half is unused. Fortunately, the bridge is still used.
|Railroad Images of Bygone Days posted|
[A Google Map search for Belair offers Bellaire.]