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Wilson's Bridge (1936)


View Of 1937 Concrete-Arch Bridge That Replaced Wilson Bridge Looking S

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

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BH Photo #139241

Street View 


Concrete arch bridge over Conococheague Creek on US 40 in Wilson-Conococheague
Washington County, Maryland
Open to traffic
Built 1936
Open-spandrel concrete arch
Length of largest span: 102.0 ft.
Total length: 370.1 ft.
Deck width: 44.0 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Conococheague Creek Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.65667, -77.84833   (decimal degrees)
39°39'24" N, 77°50'54" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/255634/4393529 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Mason and Dixon
Average daily traffic (as of 2009)
Inventory number
BH 19778 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of April 2018)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 80.1 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com


Arch (12,656)
Built 1936 (1,202)
Built during 1930s (12,167)
Deck arch (11,893)
Have street view (28,909)
Maryland (826)
NR-eligible (4,107)
National Road (58)
Open (40,968)
Open-spandrel arch (804)
Owned by state (16,555)
Span length 100-125 feet (4,554)
Total length 250-500 feet (5,511)
US 40 (143)
Washington County, Maryland (102)

Update Log 

  • August 26, 2021: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • October 24, 2010: New photos from Jodi Christman
  • October 23, 2010: New photos from Jodi Christman
  • April 26, 2009: New photos from Robert Stephenson
  • February 9, 2009: Updated by Daniel McFarland
  • January 27, 2009: New photo from Daniel McFarland


  • Daniel McFarland
  • HAER MD-41 - National Road, Wilson Bridge, Spanning Conococheague Creek at Route 40 (Old), Hagerstown vicinity, Washington County, MD
  • Robert Stephenson - seinfeld99 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Jodi Christman - masterofchaos [at] outlook [dot] com
  • Geoff Hubbs


Wilson Bridge
Posted April 26, 2009, by Robert Stephenson (seinfeld99 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

The build date and the dimensions are for the US 40 bridge that was built for the bypassed Wilson bridge.

Wilson Bridge
Posted April 26, 2009, by Jim Grey (mobilene [at] gmail [dot] com)

Hi! Your site says that Wilson's Bridge is open to traffic. It has actually been closed to traffic since 1972 when flooding severely damaged it. It was restored in 1984 and reopened as a pedestrian bridge.