Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, Long Bridge, Keedysville, Washington County, MD
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Long Bridge, Keedysville vicinity, MD
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Documentation compiled after 1968.
Survey number HAER MD-37
Building/structure dates: 1869 initial construction
Significance: This bridge is one of the longest on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, measuring almost 400 feet in length. It is of the trestle type, with timber supports, and carried the Washington County spur of the B&O over Antietam Creek between Hagerstown and Harpers Ferry. This provided the farmers and manufacturers of Washington County with access to the railroad for transport of their crops and products. It demonstrates a high degree of engineering expertise, and is unique in that it is the only timber trestle bridge in Maryland, and possibly on the eastern U.S.
The Chessie System
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)
1. General view looking northeast showing southside of structure.
2. General view looking south showing north side of structure.
3. View of deck of bridge looking east.
4. General view looking west showing north side of structure.
5. General view looking west showing south side from ground.
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