We walked on the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Park while we were visiting Maryland and Virginia. It is 184.5 miles. I’ve biked it twice, starting at the West Virginia end and ending in Georgetown.
The locks that we went by were not functioning, but you can still see where the gates were. Those are doors to hold water back, aren’t they?
Parts of locks are still present and some still are functioning.
This bridge building was used for flood control.
When the river was flooding into the canal, boards were lowered into the slots that diverted high water away from the canal and back to the river.
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