Two More Culverts: 221 & 215

Pigmans Run Culvert (mi. 169.17)

Culvert 221 takes Pigmans Run underneath of the C&O Canal at mile 169.17.  It’s in excellent condition and is located at the downstream end of the Pigmans Ferry hiker/biker overnight campground.  Seeing many of the culverts that run underneath of the canal requires a difficult scramble down the bank, but this one literally has a mowed path leading to the downstream opening.  Due to dry conditions in the area, the stream was running a bit low, but there were still many minnows that seemed to be thriving in a small pool below the culvert.

Culvert 215 at Big Run (mi. 161.82)

The Big Run Culvert (#215) is a brick-lined 16′ span.  The stream drains the eastern slope of Green Ridge State Forest, and the dry bed looks like it can potentially contain a significant amount of water.  This culvert was built in 1850 and has held up pretty well, with the exception of the missing masonry work that once fronted the structure

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