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Near Antietam in Washington County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Antietam Iron Works Bridge

 
 
Antietam Iron Works Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, September 17, 2007
1. Antietam Iron Works Bridge Marker
Inscription.  This four-arch stone bridge spanning the Antietam Creek was built in 1832 by John Weaver. It is located at the site of a large ironworks complex, first known as the Frederick Forge and later as the Antietam Iron Works which operated intermittently from 1763 until 1886, when the facility was sold at a bankruptcy sale. This bridge was one of the first two contracted by the county government after the Levy Court had been renamed the Board of County Commissioners in 1830.
 
Erected by Washington County Historical Advisory Committee.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Bridges & Viaducts. In addition, it is included in the Maryland, Washington County Historical Advisory Committee series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1832.
 
Location. 39° 25.034′ N, 77° 44.532′ W. Marker is near Antietam, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of Harpers Ferry Road and Limekiln Road, on the right when traveling east on Harpers Ferry Road. Located at the west end of the bridge. Touch for map. Marker
Antietam Iron Works Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jordan Butler, November 9, 2021
2. Antietam Iron Works Bridge Marker
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is at or near this postal address: 3807 Harpers Ferry Rd, Sharpsburg MD 21782, 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. An Indian Deed (within shouting distance of this marker); A.P. Hill’s March (approx. 1.9 miles away in West Virginia); Pegram’s (Purcell), Virginia Battery (approx. 2.1 miles away); Boteler’s Ford Tablet B. F. 2 (approx. 2.1 miles away in West Virginia); Pack Horse Ford (approx. 2.1 miles away in West Virginia); Boteler’s Ford Tablet B. F. 1 (approx. 2.1 miles away in West Virginia); Boteler’s Ford Tablet B. F. 3 (approx. 2.1 miles away in West Virginia); Jackson's Command (approx. 2.1 miles away).
 
Antietam Iron Works Bridge image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, September 17, 2007
3. Antietam Iron Works Bridge
Remains of the Antietam Furnace image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, August 5, 2007
4. Remains of the Antietam Furnace
Iron smelted at this furnace found use in many notable projects of nineteenth century America, to include the early railroads. The furnace is located just to the north of the Bridge, past the Antietam Iron Works Inn.
Antietam Iron Works Bridge image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bradley Owen, October 23, 2020
5. Antietam Iron Works Bridge
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 13, 2022. It was originally submitted on October 28, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 3,231 times since then and 137 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on October 28, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   2. submitted on November 10, 2021, by Jordan Butler of Baltimore, Maryland, USA.   3, 4. submitted on October 28, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   5. submitted on February 26, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia.

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Dec. 1, 2022