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Thomas Viaduct Photography
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Looking for two dimensional works in any medium including photographs that portray the Thomas Viaduct. The Thomas Viaduct is located in the Patapsco State Park, Avalon District, Baltimore County and Howard County, Maryland. The size limitation is 24” x 39” maximum and all work must be framed and ready to be hung in a public space. Work must be delivered to the B & O Railroad Museum, 907 West Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21223 on Monday, July 26, 2010 between 9:00 AM and 3:00 PM. This is the only time work will be accepted for hand delivery unless other arrangements are made in advance. The opening reception will be held Thursday, July 29, 2010 from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM. The public opening will be held Friday, July 30, 2010 thru Sunday, August 1, 2010. The exhibit will run through early 2011. There will be a stipend awarded for Best In Show.

If you have any questions contact Dave Shackelford, Chief Curator of the B & O Railroad Museum at or John Ferguson at

The Thomas Viaduct at Relay, Maryland will be 175 years old in 2010. It is the oldest major railroad viaduct in North America and the first built on a curved alignment. The bridge is a National Historic Landmark and a National Civil Engineering Landmark. But this “masterpiece of the mason’s art. . . a superb work of architecture as well as of engineering,” according to author Carl Condit, is in disrepair. The surrounding area is overgrown and inhospitable to visitors. Help us to celebrate the 175th anniversary of the Thomas Viaduct by improving the condition of the structure and its environment so that people can see and appreciate one of the most important bridges of any type in the U. S.

James D. Dilts, John Ferguson , John Slater , Friends of the Patapsco Valley and Heritage Greenway. Any work that is lost, damaged or stolen is the not responsibility of the B & O Railroad Museum or the Thomas Viaduct 175th Anniversary Celebration Committee or its members.

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