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Near Martinsburg in Berkeley County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Van Metre Ford Bridge

 
 
Van Metre Ford Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, September 28, 2008
1. Van Metre Ford Bridge Marker
Inscription. 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.
 
Erected 1980 by West Virginia Department of Culture and History.
 
Location. 39° 26.706′ N, 77° 55.644′ W. Marker is near Martinsburg, West Virginia, in Berkeley County. Marker is at the intersection of Flaggs Crossing Road and Blairton Road on Flaggs Crossing Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Martinsburg WV 25401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gen. Adam Stephen (approx. 1.9 miles away); General Adam Stephen House and Triple Brick Museum (approx. 1.9 miles away); Roundhouses and Shops / Railroad Strike of 1877 (approx. 2 miles away); Berkeley Hotel (approx. 2 miles away); Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Shop Complex (approx.
Van Metre Ford Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, September 28, 2008
2. Van Metre Ford Bridge
2.1 miles away); Martinsburg Roundhouse (approx. 2.1 miles away); Baltimore and Ohio Roundhouse and Shop Complex (approx. 2.1 miles away); Avenue of Flags Monument (approx. 2.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Martinsburg.
 
Also see . . .  Bridge Replacement. The bridge has been replaced with a modern multi-lane bridge, but the stone structure will remain for pedestrian use. (Submitted on August 9, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
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Van Metre Ford Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, September 28, 2008
3. Van Metre Ford Bridge
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,329 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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