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Welty's Mill Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Jodi Christman April 11, 2011

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BH Photo #197113

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Description 

From http://waynesborohistory.dyndns.org/Properties/Properties-r-... : Welty's Mill Bridge is a Scottish style bridge built by D.S. Stoner over the Antietam Creek. Around 1798 Mr. Welty opened a mill and distillery manufacturing a brand of rye and malt whiskey famed for over a century. The bridge is a double-arch stone bridge. It was completed in 1856 by local builder David S. Stoner. The sturdy span handled automobile traffic until the late 1980's when it was abandoned for a more modern bridge built nearby.

Facts 

Overview
Bridge over East Branch of the Little Antietam Creek
Location
Washington Township, Franklin County, Pennsylvania
Status
Closed to all traffic
History
Built 1856
Builder
- David Snively Stoner
Design
two-arched span made of limestone
Dimensions
Total length: 137.0 ft.
Deck width: 13.0 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on January 6, 1983
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.73778, -77.57322   (decimal degrees)
39°44'16" N, 77°34'24" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/279499/4401820 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Smithsburg
Inventory numbers
NRHP 83002246 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 46334 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 4, 2014: Updated by Dave King: Imported photos & added street view
  • April 11, 2011: New photos from Jodi Christman
  • September 26, 2010: Added by Jodi Christman

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