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Hancock Bridge, 1936

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The top image is from an undated postcard showing the three span bridge over the Potomac from Hancock to West Virginia. The booklet, "A Sketch of Hancock, Maryland, September, 1925", author unknown, notes that "the Big Bridge across the Potomac is now owned by the States of Maryland and West Virginia and is free to the public."

The lower picture, taken by Arthur White, shows the center span of the bridge underwater. The Report of the State Roads Commission of Maryland for the years 1935-1936, produced by the Maryland State Roads Commission noted:
During the floods of March, 1936, bridges over the Potomac River at the following locations were carried away or partially demolished. Point of Rocks, Harpers Ferry, Shepherdstown, Hancock and Wiley's Ford.


Lower image - Arthur White

Postcard and photograph made available by Marian Golden, Arthur White's daughter.


Collection Location:

Floods, Maryland, Cumberland, History; Cumberland (Md.),History.

Western Maryland, 1936

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

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