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S Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth and Rick McOmber

Bridge Documented: August 2, 2007

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Abandoned National Road Over Unnamed Creek
Location
Rural: Washington County, Pennsylvania: United States
Structure Type
Stone Semicircular Deck Arch, Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
By Builder/Contractor: Unknown

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
130 Feet (39.62 Meters)
Structure Length
130 Feet (39.62 Meters)
Roadway Width
45 Feet (13.72 Meters)
Spans
1 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
Not Applicable

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Bridge Documentation

View the National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form For This Historic Bridge

This bridge is one of several surviving stone arch bridges dating to the first half of the 1800s that were built to carry one of the most important transportation routes in American history, the National Road, also called the Cumberland Road. This bridge is the oldest engineered structure in Washington County. The exact date is not known, but the National Road was through Washington County by 1818 and it is assumed that this bridge dates to that general time.

A portion of the bridge's western approach was removed when US-40 (the modern equivalent of the National Road) was built next to the bridge, but most of the structure remains and is in good condition. A roadside park has been created around the bridge and a brief informative plaque is posted as the site relating the significance of the bridge and road.

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