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Toll bridge at Shepherdstown ( more details)

vehicle bridge at Shepherdstown Click on the MEDIA ITEMS below for more information


This picture is of the third toll bridge built from the Maryland town of Bridgeport to Shepherdstown, West Virginia. The first toll bridge was built around 1849 - 1850 and was destroyed by the Confederates in 1861. It was not rebuilt until 1871 and the second bridge was destroyed by the historic flood of 1889.

This third bridge was built in 1890 and was again destroyed by flood waters in 1936 and replaced by the James Rumsey Bridge that would change the landscape of Bridgeport and Ferry Hill permanently. In 2004 a fifth bridge replaced the post–1936 bridge.


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Mile 73


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C&O National Historic Park

Chesapeake and Ohio Canal (Md.); Washington County (Md.), History

Maryland, 1824-1938

Western Maryland Regional Library
100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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