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Northern Boasting. A Magnificent Piece of Masonry.--The Union Arch, which spans a gorge over one hundred feet have the bed of the Potomac, at Cabin Joun Ron, seven miles west of Washington, was telexed by Capt. Montgomery C. Meigs, now Quartermaster General of the army, and is a triumph of engineering skill. It is a single arch thrown from the natural abutment of solid rock at the base of one hill to the corresponding one on the other side — It is a most beautifully proportioned stone a
e river Dee, at Chester, in England — a circular arch of two hundred feet span and forty feet rise.
The Union Arch is circular (a segment) with a span of two hundred and twenty feet and fifty-seven feet three inches height.
Of course, as Capt. Meigs is a Northern man, he wears the laurels of the whole American continent.
The Yankees often boast of our, Washington, our Jefferson, our Madison, our flag, our Star Spangled Banner, our York, our New Orleans, and now it is our great works, our