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Felfoot Bridge


Photo taken by Daniel McFarland


BH Photo #132687


Built in 1854 by George Burgan for $1,550, this bridge spans Little Antietam Creek and stands on "Felfoot" a tract of land originally surveyed in 1734 and patented to Thomas Swearingen in 1737. An unusual feature of this bridge is the squared pilasters used at the outside end of each arch, where they apparently serve more as ornamentation than as a structural necessity. The two arches have 30' spans, and the total bridge length is 90'. SOURCE: http://www.hmdb.org/marker.asp?marker=4929

Over The Little Antietam --On Dog Street in Keedysville, East of Route 34, Toward Route 67

George Burgan built this Bridge over the Little Antietam Creek at “Felfoot,” a land grant that was originally surveyed in 1734. It has squared pilasters at the outside of each arch- corner, seen in no other bridge in the county. The large barn on the east side, built by Sir John St. Clair in 1754, was a major French and Indian War supply depot for General Braddock’s forces. SOURCE: http://bridges.marylandmemories.org/felfootbridge.html


Stone arch bridge over Little Antietam Creek on Dogstreet Road in Keedysville
Keedysville, Washington County, Maryland
Open to traffic
Built 1854; rehabilitated 1996
- George Burgan
Stone arch
Length of largest span: 29.9 ft.
Total length: 65.0 ft.
Deck width: 13.5 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Dogstreet Road Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.47667, -77.68833   (decimal degrees)
39°28'36" N, 77°41'18" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/268766/4373125 (zone/easting/northing)
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
Inventory number
BH 19781 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of October 2017)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 37.2 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • December 19, 2010: Updated by Jodi Christman: Added builder and description and correct and alt. names; correct build date
  • January 28, 2009: New photo from Daniel McFarland


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