Van Metre Ford Bridge

Van Metre Ford Bridge (HM8AK)

Location: Martinsburg, WV 25405 Berkeley County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 26.706', W 77° 55.644'

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Named for the property owners this stone bridge built in 1832 across Opequon Creek was major improvement for travellers on Warm Springs Road connecting Alexandria and Bath, Va., site of famous mineral waters. The Berkeley County Court established a commission to study and contract for construction of bridge. Silas Harry erected at local expense 165 foot bridge at reported cost of $3,700.
HM NumberHM8AK
Year Placed1980
Placed ByWest Virginia Department of Culture and History
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 5th, 2014 at 6:53pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 248085 N 4370262
Decimal Degrees39.44510000, -77.92740000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 26.706', W 77° 55.644'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 26' 42.36" N, 77° 55' 38.64" W
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Area Code(s)304
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1578 Golf Course Rd, Martinsburg WV 25405, US
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