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Conococheague Creek Bridge

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Photo taken by Jodi Christman 10/23/10

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BH Photo #183111

Map 

Description 

During the Civil War, this bridge marked one of the most strategic crossings in Washington County. As you cross this bridge, with its sturdy arches holding up as well to 18-wheelers as they did to the mule-drawn wagons of the Confederate and Union Armies, you’ll see the same beautiful view of Williamsport as glimpsed by General Robert E. Lee, General Stonewall Jackson, and many times by the famous Confederate cavalryman, General J.E.B. Stuart. Less than a mile away the creek joins the Potomac, as it flows under the Conococheague Aqueduct. ~ SOURCE: http://bridges.marylandmemories.org/conoc.html

Facts 

Overview
Stone arch bridge over Conococheague Creek on MD 68 (Clearspring Rd.)
Location
Williamsport, Washington County, Maryland
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1829; rehabilitated 1987
Design
Stone arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 37.1 ft.
Total length: 167.0 ft.
Deck width: 23.3 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.60321, -77.82203   (decimal degrees)
39°36'12" N, 77°49'19" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/257705/4387524 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Williamsport
Inventory number
BH 19779 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 02/2015)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 62.1 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2009)
4,532

Update Log 

  • December 19, 2010: Updated by Jodi Christman: Added description
  • October 24, 2010: New photo from Jodi Christman

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