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By Pauline Blubaugh, Berlin, PA

The Western Maryland Railway Trestle
and Overpass near Meyersdale, PA.

This structure, over 1900 feet long and more than 100 feet high at the highest point carried trains over US Route 219, the B&O Railroad, and the Casselman River.

Construction was started in the spring of 1910 and was completed in 1912. The first train over this section of railroad was on August 12, 1912, a Thursday.

Unused, this section is part of the proposed hiking and biking trail, joining the existing trail at Confluence, PA, and the C&O canal towpath near Cumberland, MD.

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