Casselman River Bridge

Casselman River Bridge (HM1LDB)

Location: Grantsville, MD 21536 Garrett County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 41.806', W 79° 8.595'

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When built in 1873, this structure was the largest single-span stone bridge in America. The high arch was designed to facilitate riverboat traffic on the proposed C&O Canal. However, due to the emerging railroad industry in the nineteenth century, the C&O Canal was never extended beyond Cumberland, MD.

Restored in 1911, the Casselman Bridge is now listed on the National Register of Historic Sites. It has become a world renowned tourist attraction, a delight to photographers, artists and historians, and is often prominent in photographic and art exhibitions.

This bridge is the oldest of the three bridges which span the Casselmand River at Little Crossings. The three bridges tell the region's story of transportation, settlement and development.
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Date Added Sunday, June 28th, 2015 at 10:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 659195 N 4395750
Decimal Degrees39.69676667, -79.14325000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 41.806', W 79° 8.595'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 41' 48.36" N, 79° 8' 35.7" W
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Area Code(s)301, 240
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 125 Casselman Rd, Grantsville MD 21536, US
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