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

Felfoot Bridge

 
 
Felfoot Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, November 11, 2007
1. Felfoot Bridge Marker
Inscription. Built in 1854 by George Burgan for $1,550, this bridge spans Little Antietam Creek and stands on "Felfoot" a tract of land originally surveyed in 1734 and patented to Thomas Swearingen in 1737. An unusual feature of this bridge is the squared pilasters used at the outside end of each arch, where they apparently serve more as ornamentation than as a structural necessity. The two arches have 30' spans, and the total bridge length is 90'.
 
Erected by Washington County Historical Advisory Committee.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Maryland, Washington County Historical Advisory Committee marker series.
 
Location. 39° 28.606′ N, 77° 41.302′ W. Marker is near Keedysville, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is on Dogstreet Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Keedysville MD 21756, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hessís Mill Bridge (approx. one mile away); Keedysville (approx. one mile away); Keedysville District World War II Memorial (approx. one mile away); Keedysville Korea & Vietnam Memorial (approx. one
Bridge as seen from a distance image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, November 11, 2007
2. Bridge as seen from a distance
View is from the west, looking east.
mile away); Keedysville World War I Memorial (approx. one mile away); Pryís Mill Bridge (approx. 1.1 miles away); Second Army Corps (approx. 1.1 miles away); Pry Family Upheaval (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Keedysville.
 
Also see . . .  The Stone Bridges of Washington County, Maryland. (Submitted on January 23, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
 
Categories. Bridges & ViaductsRoads & Vehicles
 
North side of bridge image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, November 11, 2007
3. North side of bridge
South side of bridge image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, November 11, 2007
4. South side of bridge
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 23, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,369 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 23, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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