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Canal Talk: Aqueducts

  • Healy Hall Washington, DC, 20007 United States (map)

Join C&O Canal volunteer Steve Dean for an hour-long virtual tour of the park’s aqueducts. Aqueducts are free-standing structures that effectively bridged the canal over larger creeks and rivers. The Potomac Aqueduct was a unique feature in Georgetown that crossed the Potomac, but the canal has 11 more aqueducts as it makes its 184 mile trip from Georgetown to Cumberland, all of which are still standing. You’ll see photos and details of all of the aqueducts and learn the differences between aqueducts and canal culverts, and about a mystery wooden aqueduct that started life as a stone culvert.

 LOCATION: The presentation will take place in Healy Hall, Room 105 on the Georgetown University campus. Healy Hall is located at the main entrance to the University at 37th & O Streets NW.

About Steve Dean:

Steve Dean is a volunteer for the C&O Canal NHP and provides photographic, media and structural assessment support for the park. He specializes in documentation of the park’s over 160 stone culverts. Steve also leads the Level Walker volunteer program for the C&O Canal Association, edits the Association’s newsletter Along the Towpath, and produced the revised C&O Canal Official National Park Handbook.