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The Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau welcomes you! Rich in history and heritage, recreation and shopping, our county is also known for more than 21 historic stone arch bridges.

We are very proud to present to you:  "The Bridges of Washington County Maryland." 

Washington County is unique in Maryland, because nowhere else can one find so many early- to mid- 19th-century limestone arch bridges, along with several stone arch aqueducts along the C&O Canal.

This web site showcases 22 historic stone arch structures that span Conococheague Creek and Antietam Creek, and its tributaries.

From arguably the most famous of all of the stone arch bridges in North America, the Burnside Bridge over Antietam Creek, to several lesser-known structures, including the picturesque Leitersburg Bridge Number 2, we are very pleased to show off this important part of Washington County's transportation heritage and history.

Our oldest and largest stone arch bridge is the 210-foot Wilson's Bridge, completed in 1819, and at the time was said to be 'a modern marvel' which provided an important link in the National Road. 

Our hope is that this web site, and our beautiful companion brochure, will bring a new appreciation to Washington County's stone arch bridges and our part in the building of the C&O Canal. These are our 'legacies in stone.' To have so many historic bridges still standing, with just about all of them built before the end of the Civil War, makes
Washington County singular in the state of Maryland. Engineers from around the world have long known about our abundance of historic stone arch bridges, and this new web site, brochure and map gives them proper recognition. Feel free to ask us to send you a free brochure and map!

Concept and photos by Katherine Campbell Francomano of DoubleDog Productions. Text by Frank Francomano.

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