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The Hitt Bridge

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Photo taken by Daniel McFarland

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BH Photo #132658

Map 

Description 

The Hitt Bridge, a graceful three-arch, 105-foot span with a high center arch was built by Silas Harry for John Weaver at a cost of $1,413.66. Samuel Hitt constructed a successful mill at this site, which functioned well into the 20th Century. The site of another ford used by General Braddock in 1755, it was also a key route to The Battle of Antietam known as The Upper Bridge. After the fighting, nearby houses and barns became makeshift hospitals, treating wounded soldiers from both sides. ~ SOURCE: http://bridges.marylandmemories.org/prysMill.html

Facts 

Overview
Stone arch bridge over Antietam Creek on Keedysville Road in Keedysville
Location
Washington County, Maryland
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1830; rehabilitated 1980
Builder
- Silas Harry
Design
Stone arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 33.1 ft.
Total length: 105.0 ft.
Deck width: 16.1 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Hooker's Bridge
The Upper Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.48833, -77.71333   (decimal degrees)
39°29'18" N, 77°42'48" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/266654/4374484 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 19785 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 11/2015)
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 42.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
1,173

Update Log 

  • August 25, 2016: New photos from Steve Conro
  • December 19, 2010: Updated by Jodi Christman: Added builder and description, correct and alt. names, corrected build date
  • February 9, 2009: Updated by Daniel McFarland
  • January 27, 2009: New photo from Daniel McFarland

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