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The National Road - Maryland - Wilson's Bridge

A few miles west of Hagerstown on Route 40 stands Wilson's Bridge, a stone arch bridge over Conococheague Creek.  The five-arch bridge, built in 1819, is named on the National Register of Historic Places.  The bridge actually remained in service until 1972 when it was severely damaged by Hurricane Agnes. (1) In 1984, Wilson's Bridge was beautifully restored by LeRoy E. Myers.  The bridge is one of numerous stone bridges still standing in central and western Maryland.
 
The restored bridge serves as a backdrop for a popular fishing spot (Brian Polidoro)
An early spring view of Wilson's Bridge. (Brian Polidoro)
Standing to the stone bridge's south is a just as intriguing bridge that carries US 40 currently.  The 'New' Wilson's Bridge is a open-spandrel concrete arch bridge that was opened to traffic in 1936

The uniquely designed concrete arch "New" Wilson's Bridge that carries Route 40 today.  (Brian Polidoro)
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Jim Grey said…
This reminds me that it's been eight long years since I visited Maryland's NR. I loved my visit to Wilson's Bridge. Man, I need to get back.

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