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Shenandoah Bridge

Photos 

Looking SE from The Point in Harpers Ferry

To the left (west) is the Potomac and a little past were the bridge crosses is the confluence of Shenandoah and Potomac Rivers. Water is higher than normal.

Photo taken by Jodi Christman in May 16, 2014

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BH Photo #284593

Description 

The Shenandoah River Bridge was located at "The Point" in Harpers Ferry. All that is left are a handful of stone piers that cross the Shenandoah River. It was constricted in 1882 as a replacement to a bridge that crossed a little north about 300 yards that had been destroyed in the Civil War. It was made of timber and had three stone piers. In the flood of 1889 this bridge's superstructure was swept away. New spans were erected and the bridge was in service until the great flood of 1936.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Through truss bridge over Shenandoah River on Former wagon road
Location
Jefferson County, West Virginia, and Washington County, Maryland
Status
Destroyed by flooding
History
1882, rebuilt 1889, destroyed by great flood of 1936
Design
Timber through truss on stone piers
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.32219, -77.72809   (decimal degrees)
39°19'20" N, 77°43'41" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/264827/4356080 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Harpers Ferry
Inventory number
BH 61145 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 1, 2014: Added by Jodi Christman

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