The Burnside Bridge

The Burnside Bridge (HM1OE2)

Location: Sharpsburg, MD 21782 Washington County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 26.967', W 77° 43.967'

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Known as the Rohrbach Bridge before the battle, it was renamed for General Ambrose Burnside who commanded the Union soldiers who fought to take this crucial Antietam crossing during the battle. This bridge is one of several bridges that Washington County constructed as part of a project that spanned a 40 year period.

Designed and built by John weaver as a cost of #2,300, the bridge connected Sharpsburg with Rohrersville, the next town to the south. It was completed in 1836 and was actively used for traffic until 1966. In an effort to preserve the bridge, a bypass was built to take cars across a new bridge upstream. At the same time, the four monuments that had been mounted on the bridge were removed and relocated to the east bank. The wooden coping was restored and the asphalt removed. (Marker Number 9.)
HM NumberHM1OE2
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Date Added Sunday, October 4th, 2015 at 1:01am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 264850 N 4370219
Decimal Degrees39.44945000, -77.73278333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 26.967', W 77° 43.967'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 26' 58.02" N, 77° 43' 58.02" W
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Area Code(s)301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 18125 Old Burnside Bridge Rd, Sharpsburg MD 21782, US
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