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Roxbury Mills Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Daniel McFarland in January 2006

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BH Photo #132660

Description 

This bridge was built in 1824, in close proximity to Roxbury Mills, an early sawmill and later a large distillery complex which operated into the 20th century. A three-arch bridge over the Antietam, it was one of a series of bridges built for the county by Silas Harry. It has an over all length of 169 feet, and has spans of 27, 33 and 27 feet. CREDIT: http://www.hmdb.org/Marker.asp?Marker=5036

Facts 

Overview
Stone arch bridge over Antietam Creek on Roxbury Road in Boonsboro
Location
Washington County, Maryland
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1824; rehabilitated 2002
Builder
- Silas Harry
Design
Stone arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 33.1 ft.
Total length: 98.1 ft.
Deck width: 15.7 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Roxbury Road Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.55333, -77.70000   (decimal degrees)
39°33'12" N, 77°42'00" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/268017/4381665 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Funkstown
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
693
Inventory number
BH 19800 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of October 2017)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 79.7 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Categories 

19th Century (8,407)
Antietam Creek (13)
Arch (12,662)
Built 1824 (13)
Built during 1820s (108)
Deck arch (11,898)
Maryland (831)
NR-eligible (4,110)
One-lane traffic (7,840)
Open (40,970)
Owned by county (21,616)
Silas Harry (10)
Span length 25-50 feet (16,229)
Stone arch (3,285)
Total length 75-100 feet (6,794)
Washington County, Maryland (102)

Update Log 

  • December 19, 2010: Updated by Jodi Christman: Added description and correct name
  • January 27, 2009: New photo from Daniel McFarland

Sources 

  • Daniel McFarland
  • Jodi Christman - masterofchaos [at] outlook [dot] com