Fifteen Mile Creek Aqueduct, a small single-arch aqueduct, is located at mile 140 on the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal. Construction started in 1838, but the C&O Canal Company ran out of money in 1842, and it sat unfinished until 1850.
It is still in excellent condition, considering it is a century and a half old. The aqueduct was constructed out of hard flintstone quarried on the Potomac River West Virginia side at Sideling Hill.
The aqueduct can be seen from the boat ramp at the Fifteen Mile Creek Campground in the little town of Little Orleans, Maryland.
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December 27th, 2020
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