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Western Maryland Railroad Salisbury Junction Viaduct

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1911–1912. Casselman River at U.S. 219 and TWP 381, 1.5 miles north of Meyersdale
  • Western Maryland Railroad Salisbury Junction Viaduct

The Western Maryland Railroad built this viaduct to cross Casselman River's wide, shallow valley near Meyersdale. The McClintock-Marshall Construction Company built the 1,900-foot-long steel trestle, losing seven men to accidents in the process. Since the summer of 2001, it has been a part of the Great Allegheny Passage (operated locally by the Allegheny Highlands Trail of Pennsylvania), a fiftymile hiking and biking trail through Somerset County. It is now possible, using other trails in western Pennsylvania and Maryland, to ride a bicycle from Pittsburgh to Washington, D.C. The Western Maryland Railroad Station (1911) at the top of Main Street in Meyersdale was rehabilitated in 1995, and is operated by the Meyersdale Area Historical Society as a gift shop and exhibition space targeted to trail users.

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Lu Donnelly et al.
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Lu Donnelly et al., "Western Maryland Railroad Salisbury Junction Viaduct", [Meyersdale, Pennsylvania], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/PA-01-SO13.

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of PA vol 1

Buildings of Pennsylvania: Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania, Lu Donnelly, H. David Brumble IV, and Franklin Toker. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2010, 396-397.

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