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

Leitersburg Bridge No. 2

 
 
Leitersburg Bridge No. 2 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, March 23, 2008
1. Leitersburg Bridge No. 2 Marker
Inscription. This is the first of two bridges built in 1839 by John Weaver. The two-arch span rises steeply over the Antietam Creek and is unusual because of the lateral curve in its roadbed. It was long known as Strite's Mill Bridge because of a mill to the north east. This grist mill, now considerably altered, was originally built by Samuel Kraumer in 1798 near a ford on the early road through this area. The mill passed through a number of hands before it was purchased by Christian Strite in 1843, four years after the bridge had altered the path of the road. Strite added a south wing to the mill for grinding plaster, and the mill continued to grind grain into the 1920's.
 
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° 41.775′ N, 77° 37.533′ W. Marker is near Leitersburg, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is on Leiters Mill Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hagerstown MD 21742, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Erected in Honor of the Boys (approx.
Leitersburg Bridge No. 2 image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, March 23, 2008
2. Leitersburg Bridge No. 2
0.3 miles away); Retreat into Maryland (approx. 0.6 miles away); Gettysburg Campaign (approx. 0.6 miles away); Old Forge Farm (approx. 2.4 miles away); Old Forge Bridge (approx. 2.5 miles away); Mason and Dixon Line (approx. 3 miles away); The Long Meadow (approx. 3.3 miles away); a different marker also named Gettysburg Campaign (approx. 3.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Leitersburg.
 
Categories. Bridges & ViaductsIndustry & Commerce
 
Leitersburg Bridge No. 2, as seen from the south image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, March 23, 2008
3. Leitersburg Bridge No. 2, as seen from the south
Leitersburg Bridge No. 2 image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, March 23, 2008
4. Leitersburg Bridge No. 2
As seen from the north, with Leitersburg in the distance.
South end of the bridge image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, March 23, 2008
5. South end of the bridge
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 24, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,200 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 24, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.
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