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C&O Canal - Wiley Ford Bridge

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Wiley Ford Bridge

Bridge provided passage over the C&O Canal from Wiley Ford, WV to Cumberland, MD

Photo provided by Mike Piontka

BH Photo #376575

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Description 

The bridge was built to provide passage to Cumberland, MD via Virginia Avenue (Now Canal Parkway), over the C&O Canal, for travelers from Wiley Ford, WV via Wiley Ford Road.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Burr Arch & Town bridge over Chesapeake and Ohio Canal (C&O Canal) that connected Virginia Avenue in Cumberland, Maryland, with Wiley Ford, West Virginia
Location
Cumberland, Allegany County, Maryland
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
Future prospects
None
History
Built 1850
Builder
- Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Co.
Also called
Old Canal Covered Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.62330, -78.77311   (decimal degrees)
39°37'24" N, 78°46'23" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/691136/4388318 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 75256 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 21, 2017: New Street View added by Mike Piontka

Sources 

  • Mike Piontka