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Thomas Viaduct Obelisk

West of U.S. 1, Levering Avenue, Elkridge, MD
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If you are a fan of history this is a gem of a spot, America's first railroad track, oldest longest... read more

Reviewed 18 May 2017
James I
via mobile
Very cool Bridge in Patapsco State Park

The Viaduct is definitely worth a visit. It remains the world's oldest multiple arched stone... read more

Reviewed 2 April 2017
Annapolis, Maryland
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West of U.S. 1, Levering Avenue, Elkridge, MD
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Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

If you are a fan of history this is a gem of a spot, America's first railroad track, oldest longest curving stone arch bridge in the usa.

Thank James I
Reviewed 2 April 2017

The Viaduct is definitely worth a visit. It remains the world's oldest multiple arched stone railroad bridge. Be aware there is no real parking to photograph the bridge so there are two options: 1. Park illegally (i did this accidentally to get the shot and...More

1  Thank anniediane
Reviewed 9 March 2017

as if life is so good that being in this place make it worth and best. I believe that being in this part of the earth could make you feel complete and plan of coming back.

Thank Andrelina R
Reviewed 10 August 2016

This is a fun bridge , it is located at the south end of the Patapsco State Park , it one of the oldest bridges of its kind ...

Thank jimhalethorpe
Reviewed 29 June 2016

This place is right down the street from my house. I go by it every time I go down the street. It is a beautiful piece of history.

1  Thank swarsmom
Reviewed 3 May 2016

Openned in 1835 for rail traffic, and in continuous service. Spans the Patapsco River near Relay, MD and Elkridge, MD. This is active track, so do not go out on the bridge, and keep tabs on the kids. You won't have to wait long for...More

Thank Patrick S
Reviewed 27 February 2016

The Thomas Viaduct and old Viaduct Hotel site is just an awesome historic site to visit. I would suggest reading up a bit on the history of the site before visiting so that you can truly take in the historic value. Great area for hiking...More

Thank MikePaK
Reviewed 15 July 2014

Interesting to drive by to see it, but really there is no place to pull over to go over to it. Nothing else to do here. Howard County should gussy it up somehow.

1  Thank BMacBaltimore_USA
Reviewed 14 July 2013 via mobile

Could not find the place where the picture was taken but it was pretty there. Not much else going on around there. One road leads to a dead end and the other to downtown Eldridge.

Thank toniik
Reviewed 18 May 2013

As the other reviwer noted already, there is not much to do here. Good for a quick photo when on pulls over to the side of the road to take it. Interesting to see the structure from a building point of view but that is...More

Thank b0b55russell
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William H
4 September 2016|
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Response from swarsmom | Reviewed this property |
It kind of sits right on the Baltimore/Howard County lines. It is hard to tell.