Albemarle and Chesapeake Canal facts for kids
Albemarle and Chesapeake Canal Historic District
The Great Bridge over the Canal
|Location||Albemarle and Chesapeake Canal, Chesapeake (Independent city), Virginia|
|Area||1,704 acres (690 ha)|
|NRHP reference No.||04000035|
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|Added to NRHP||February 11, 2004|
The Albemarle and Chesapeake Canal was built by a corporation in 1856-1860 to afford inland navigation between the Chesapeake Bay and the Albemarle Sound. It is really two canals, thirty miles (50 km) apart, one eight and one-half miles (13.7 km) long, connecting the Elizabeth River with the North Landing River in Virginia, and the other five and one-half miles (8.9 km) long, connecting the Currituck Sound with the North River in North Carolina.
It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2003.
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