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Info about Washington County's bridges available in brochure, on Web

April 14, 2008

The Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau recently produced a brochure called "Bridges of Washington County Maryland" and has now made that information available online.

The new Web site showcases all of Washington County's historic stone arch structures that span Conococheague Creek and Antietam Creek and its tributaries. All the information from the printed map and guide can be accessed at http://bridges.marylandmemories.org.

From arguably the most famous of all of the stone arch bridges in North America, the Burnside Bridge over Antietam Creek, to several lesser-known structures including the Leitersburg Bridge Number 2, these stone structures are an important part of Washington County's history.

The brochure was updated for the Web site project. The information on the Web site and in the brochure was reviewed for accuracy by the Washington County Historical Society, local historian Patricia Schooley, Washington County Special Projects Director Gary Rohrer, historians from the Western Maryland Room at Washington County Free Library, including John Frye, CVB Historian Roger Keller, Washington County Historical Society Executive Director Jim Neville and others.

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