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Near Granstville in Garrett County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Castlemanís River Bridge
(Formerly "Little Youghiogeny")
 
Castleman's River Bridge Marker Photo, Click for full size
By J. J. Prats, June 9, 2004
1. Castleman's River Bridge Marker
 
Inscription. Erected 1813 by David Shriver, Jr., Sup't of the "Cumberland Road" (The National Road). This 80 foot span was the largest stone arch in America at the time. It was continuously used from 1813 to 1933.
 
Erected by State Roads Commission.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks, and the The Historic National Road marker series.
 
Location. 39° 41.817′ N, 79° 8.554′ W. Marker is near Granstville, Maryland, in Garrett County. Marker is on Casselman Road near The National Pike (U.S. 40). Click for map. Casselman Road was the original alignment of the National Road leading to the bridge. It stops at the east end of the bridge where the marker can be found. Marker is in this post office area: Grantsville MD 21536, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Little Crossings (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Stantonís Mill (about 700 feet away); Crash of a United States B-52 Bomber (approx. 0.3 miles away); Early Inns (approx. half a mile away); Traveling the National Road (approx. half a mile away).
 
More about this marker. There are two identical markers, one on each end of the Castleman River Bridge. This marker, like its twin, describes the "The Little Crossings" (which see) on its other face.

Casselman Road runs through the Spruce Forest & Artisan Village at Penn Alps just east of Granstvile. There is plenty of parking and plenty to see and do and buy. The Stonebow Inn Bed & Breakfast is a few feet from the marker and the Pennsylvania Dutch family-style Penn Alps Restaurant is worth the stop.
 
The Other Markers, at the West End of the Bridge Photo, Click for full size
By J. J. Prats, April 11, 2006
2. The Other Markers, at the West End of the Bridge
 

 
Also see . . .
1. Casselman River Bridge State Park. (Submitted on February 4, 2006.)
2. Casselman's Bridge. Photos by David Denenberg on Bridgemeister.com. (Submitted on February 4, 2006.) 

3. Spruce Forest Artisan Village. (Submitted on February 4, 2006.)
4. Penn Alps. (Submitted on February 4, 2006.)
5. Historic Bridges of Maryland. Link to book at Amazon.com (Submitted on February 4, 2006.) 
 
Additional keywords. Casselman Bridge, National Road
 
The Casselman Bridge Photo, Click for full size
By J. J. Prats, June 9, 2004
3. The Casselman Bridge
Spruce Forest & Artisan Village, a Bed and Breakfast, and the Penn Alps Restaurant are to the right of this photograph.
 
 
Casselman's Bridge Historic Landmark Plaque Photo, Click for full size
By J. J. Prats, April 11, 2006
4. Casselman's Bridge Historic Landmark Plaque
Plaque is dated 1963. It is at the west end of the bridge. See Photo No. 2.
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on February 4, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 3,839 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on February 4, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.   2. submitted on May 18, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.   3. submitted on February 4, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.   4. submitted on May 18, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
 
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