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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.




ID:
wcco050

Rights:
Public domain

Notes:
Mile 73

Date:
unknown

Collection Location:
C&O National Historic Park

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

Coverage:
Maryland, 1824-1938

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

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