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Cumberland in Allegany County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Baltimore Street Bridge

City of Cumberland, Maryland

 

— Built 1916 —

 
Baltimore Street Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, September 1, 2019
1. Baltimore Street Bridge Marker
Inscription.  
West of this bridge, now the site of Emmanuel Church, was located Fort Cumberland, whence, in, 1755, the expedition against Fort Duquesne was led by General Edward Braddock and Colonel George Washington.

On this site were located wooden bridges in the following years
1790-1795-1805-1811

A chain bridge
1820 - 1837
A wooden covered bridge
1837 - 1854
A Bollman iron bridge
1854 - 1891
A plate girder bridge
1891 - 1916

 
Erected 1916 by City of Cumberland, Maryland.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Bridges & ViaductsColonial EraForts or CastlesWar, French and Indian.
 
Location. 39° 39.047′ N, 78° 45.867′ W. Marker is in Cumberland, Maryland, in Allegany County. Marker is at the intersection of Greene Street and Baltimore Street, on the right when traveling north on Greene Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8 Greene Street, Cumberland MD 21502, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance
Baltimore Street Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, September 1, 2019
2. Baltimore Street Bridge Marker
of this marker. Ohio Co. and Fort Cumberland (here, next to this marker); This Tablet Marks the Site of Old Fort Cumberland (a few steps from this marker); Site of Fort Cumberland (a few steps from this marker); Algonquian Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Alteration of the Site (within shouting distance of this marker); Abandonment of Ft. Cumberland (within shouting distance of this marker); Trenches and Tunnels / Army Discipline (within shouting distance of this marker); Cumberland (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cumberland.
 
More about this marker.
[Caption:]
The picture depicts the old chain bridge which stood here from 1820 to 1837

This tablet was removed from the bridge located on this site from 1915 to 1957
 
Landscape surrounding marker. image. Click for full size.
National Park Service, Thomas Stone National Historic Site, September 16, 2019
3. Landscape surrounding marker.
Note #1: Viewing southwest towards markers.
Note #2: The intersection sign for Baltimore and Greene Streets is visible in image.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 11, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 7, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 97 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 7, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   3. submitted on September 27, 2019.
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