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Canton in Norfolk County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Canton Viaduct

 
 
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Photographed By Bryan Simmons, October 28, 2011
1. Canton Viaduct Marker
Inscription.  
Constructed in 1835
National Register of Historic Places
Placed by Canton Historical Commission
Dedicated July 4th 1993

National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark
Designated by the American society of Civil Engineers Dedicated in 1999

The Canton viaduct is one of the two oldest surviving multiple arch stone railroad bridges still in active mainline use in the United States
 
Erected 1993 by Canton Historical Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Bridges & ViaductsRailroads & Streetcars. In addition, it is included in the ASCE Civil Engineering Landmarks series list. A significant historical date for this entry is July 4, 1841.
 
Location. 42° 9.496′ N, 71° 9.253′ W. Marker is in Canton, Massachusetts, in Norfolk County. Marker is on Neponset Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Canton MA 02021, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Birthplace of U.S. Copper Industry (approx. Ό mile away); Ponkapoag Plantation (approx. 3.3 miles away); Old Walpole Town Hall
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Photographed By Bryan Simmons, October 28, 2011
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(approx. 5.1 miles away); Old Meeting House Common (approx. 5.2 miles away); Town of Randolph (approx. 5.4 miles away); 54th Infantry - 55th Infantry - 5th Cavalry (approx. 5.4 miles away); Fairbanks House (approx. 5.9 miles away); Dedham (approx. 6.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Canton.
 
Also see . . .  Canton Viaduct - Wikipedia. (Submitted on February 9, 2012, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Canton Viaduct image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bryan Simmons, October 28, 2011
3. Canton Viaduct
Canton Viaduct image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bryan Simmons, October 28, 2011
4. Canton Viaduct
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 14, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 8, 2012, by Bryan Simmons of Attleboro, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 520 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 8, 2012, by Bryan Simmons of Attleboro, Massachusetts. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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May. 25, 2022