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Narrows Bridge

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East end of the Cumberland Narrows

The National Road. From here it's west into the Appalachian Mountains.

Photo provided by Mike Piontka

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BH Photo #374819

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Description 

The stone bridge was used from 1834 - 1932, although it was not razed until flood control work began. Cumberland and Westernport Electric Railway offered service from Cumberland to LaVale.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Stone arch bridge over Wills Creek on US 40
Location
Allegany County, Maryland
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built in 1834; repalced in 1932
Design
Stone arch
Also called
National Road Stone Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.66245, -78.78058   (decimal degrees)
39°39'45" N, 78°46'50" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/690387/4392648 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Cumberland
Inventory number
BH 56610 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

19th Century (6,228)
Allegany County, Maryland (95)
Arch (11,273)
Built 1834 (13)
Built during 1830s (162)
Deck arch (10,510)
Lost (18,942)
Lost 1932 (35)
Lost during 1930s (363)
Maryland (661)
Replaced by new bridge (12,567)
Stone arch (2,676)

Update Log 

  • January 21, 2017: New photo from Mike Piontka
  • December 30, 2016: New photo from Mike Piontka
  • June 14, 2013: Added by Jodi Christman

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