Chesapeake & Ohio Canal, White's Ferry Iron Bridge, Mile 35.49 of C & O Canal National Park, Martinsburg, Montgomery County, MD
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Mile 35.49 of C & O Canal National Park, Martinsburg vicinity, MD
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Documentation compiled after 1968.
Survey number HAER MD-69
Building/structure dates: 1920 initial construction
Significance: Similar in its purpose to other bridges along the canal, this bridge carried traffic over the canal to farmlands and to a ferry on the Potomac River which crossed from Maryland to Virginia. The bridge was important to trade in the area. The abandonment of this bridge can be linked to changes in America's commercial activities and transportation routes in the first half of the twentieth century. The structure's Warren metal truss exemplifies a prevalent bridge form for American bridges from the late nineteenth to early twentieth century.
Iron Truss Bridges
Chesapeake & Ohio Canal Company
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)
1. SOUTH ELEVATION, WITH CANAL CULVERT IN FOREGROUND.
2. NORTH ELEVATION.
3. DETAIL OF INCLINED END POST AND EAST ABUTMENT.
4. PERSPECTIVE VIEW FROM SOUTHEAST.
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