Talk:Carrollton Viaduct

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Oldest in the United States or in the world[edit]

In the article it is mentioned to be the oldest Rail bridge in the United States, but i have seen refrences to it being the oldest rail bridge in the world, oldest surviving railroad bridge in the world, or oldest railroad bridge still in use (where it does not mentions if it is US or World). Can anyone shed some light on this?

--Boothy443 | trácht ar 04:34, 5 April 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for finding this. I used the Johns Hopkins reference and added the "world's oldest" statement to the article. — Eoghanacht talk 12:45, 5 April 2006 (UTC)
N/P. --Boothy443 | trácht ar 02:52, 6 April 2006 (UTC)

Be careful - I've seen so many references that say that the B&O was the first railroad in the U.S., or that the Granite Railway was. (See oldest railroads in North America.) Maybe in this case it's true though. --SPUI (T - C - RFC) 03:28, 8 April 2006 (UTC)


I'm a bit perplexed by the reference to it being the world's (sic) oldest railway bridge still in operation -- elsewhere in Wikipedia, the same claim is made for the Skerne Bridge on the Stockton and Darlington Railway which was operational in 1825 and as far as I can see is still in use. Of course, it may well be the oldest railway bridge in North America still in use. SteamSpeed (talk) 13:30, 30 November 2008 (UTC)

If I remember correctly, the whole Stockton railway had to be redone as it was built for the lighter "strap" rail and for horse drawn carriages. The Patterson Viaduct, which was destroyed by flood and never re-used, and the Thomas Viaduct, which is still in daily use today, and the Carrolton Viaduct, were built heavier and didnt have to be redone. I believe the Carrolton Viaduct would be correctly listed as the oldest, still operational railway bridge. If I can find anything else other than the memory of writing about it 30 years ago Ill post.Wolfstorm000 (talk) 05:15, 23 November 2010 (UTC)


Jujumags (talk) 15:31, 14 August 2010 (UTC)In the article there was no mention of a Josiah Richardson, Stonecutter. He was a relative that was commissioned to cut the stone for the railroad bridge in Baltimore, Maryland. The information was found in an old brown notebook in which he kept his accounts.[User: jujumags] 11:29, 14 August 2010

Reverted edits, needs source[edit]

I just reverted these two edits:

  • "first stone masonry bridge designed for railroad use" [change underlined] near the top of the article.
  • "The construction of the B&O's Patterson Viaduct at Ilchester was completed a few months before that of the Carrollton." At the end of the article.

My referenced sources state that Patterson was finished in December [1], and Carrollton finished in November [2] or [3]. So Carrollton was built first. If I have bad info, please correct it, but also please cite a credible reference as per WP:V. Thanks. — Eoghanacht talk 18:31, 5 May 2006 (UTC)

Gwynn's vs Gwynns[edit]

I believe that it should be "Gwynns" Falls. See: Gwynns Falls watershed association home page. Rhinoptera17 (talk) 21:46, 7 July 2009 (UTC)

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