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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 image. 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). Touch 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. Mountain Maryland Gateway to the West (a few steps from this marker); The National Pike (within shouting distance of this marker); Casselman River Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); Yoder House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Little Crossings (about 400 feet away).
 
More about this marker. There are two identical
The Other Markers, at the West End of the Bridge image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 11, 2006
2. The Other Markers, at the West End of the Bridge
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.
 
Also see . . .
1. Casselman's Bridge. Photos by David Denenberg on Bridgemeister.com. (Submitted on February 4, 2006.) 

2. Spruce Forest Artisan Village. (Submitted on February 4, 2006.)
3. Penn Alps. (Submitted on February 4, 2006.)
4. Casselman Bridge, National Road. (PDF) National Register of Historic Place Nomination Form. (Submitted on July 1, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 

5. Historic Bridges of Maryland. Link to book at Amazon.com (Submitted on February 4, 2006.) 
 
Additional keywords. Casselman Bridge, National Road
 
Categories. Bridges & ViaductsRoads & Vehicles
 
The Casselman Bridge image. 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.
Detail Of Bridge Over Casselman River image. Click for full size.
Library of Congress - HABS, December 1933
4. Detail Of Bridge Over Casselman River
A. S. Burns, Photographer
South Elevation image. Click for full size.
Library of Congress - HABS
5. South Elevation
Little Crossings Bridge, National Road spanning Casselman River, HABS 1993
1911 image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 25, 2005
6. 1911
“In 1911 the bridge was repaired but today remains essentially unchanged from the time of its construction. Six steel columns support the structure on either side and do not overtly detract from its appearance.” — National Register Form.
Casselman's Bridge Historic Landmark Plaque image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 11, 2006
7. 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 was last revised on July 6, 2017. This page originally submitted on February 4, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 4,466 times since then and 212 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on February 4, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.   2. submitted on May 18, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.   3. submitted on February 4, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.   4, 5, 6. submitted on July 1, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   7. submitted on May 18, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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