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The Thomas Viaduct, Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, Relay, Maryland (1964)

Thomas Viaduct
The Thomas Viaduct on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad spanning the Patapsco River at Relay, Maryland, 1964. When the bridge was completed on Independence Day, 1835, it was the largest railway bridge in the country. It remains the world's largest multiple stone arch railroad bridge built on a curve. CSX still uses the Thomas Viaduct today.
Source David Plowden, Winnetka, Illinois
Coverage Spatial, Relay, Maryland; Temporal, 1964
Rights David Plowden
Date Created 1964
Resource Type
Extent 11 in. x 11 in.
Depicted Railroad
Location Relay, Maryland
Creator Description David Plowden says of himself that he stays one step ahead of the wrecking ball in recording "vanishing America." He started with steam locomotives, and has moved to the many changes he has observed on the North American rural and industrial landscapes. He was born in 1932 in Boston, began learning darkroom techniques at the Putney School in Vermont in 1948, published his first photograph in 1954 (in Trains), graduated from Yale in 1955, worked for the Great Northern as an assistant to the trainmaster in Minnesota, eventually assisted photographer O. Winston Link, and began a full-time professional career in 1960-61. He has more than twenty photography books to his credit
Collection David Plowden Collection
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