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Near Blairton in Berkeley County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Van Metre Ford Bridge

 
 
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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.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Bridges & ViaductsRoads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list.
 
Location. 39° 26.706′ N, 77° 55.644′ W. Marker is near Blairton, West Virginia, in Berkeley County. Marker is at the intersection of Flaggs Crossing Road and Blairton Road on Flaggs Crossing Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Martinsburg WV 25401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Continental Clay Brick Works (approx. 1.7 miles
Van Metre Ford Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, September 28, 2008
2. Van Metre Ford Bridge
away); Triple Brick Museum (approx. 1.9 miles away); Adam Stephen House – 309 East John Street (approx. 1.9 miles away); Adam Stephen House (approx. 1.9 miles away); Triple Brick Building – 311-313 East John Street (approx. 1.9 miles away); Gen. Adam Stephen (approx. 1.9 miles away); General Adam Stephen House and Triple Brick Museum (approx. 1.9 miles away); The Story of Two Bridges: The Colonnade Bridge and the East Burke Street Bridge (approx. 1.9 miles away).
 
Van Metre Ford Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, September 28, 2008
3. Van Metre Ford Bridge
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 6, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 22, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,446 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 22, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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