Broad Run Bridge and Tollhouse

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Broad Run Bridge and Tollhouse
BROAD RUN BRIDGE AND TOLLHOUSE; LOUDOUN COUNTY, VA.jpg
The tollhouse in 2007
Broad Run Bridge and Tollhouse is located in Northern Virginia
Broad Run Bridge and Tollhouse
Broad Run Bridge and Tollhouse is located in Virginia
Broad Run Bridge and Tollhouse
Broad Run Bridge and Tollhouse is located in the United States
Broad Run Bridge and Tollhouse
LocationJunction of Rtes. 7 and 28 with Broad Run, Sterling, Virginia
Coordinates39°2′48″N 77°25′59″W / 39.04667°N 77.43306°W / 39.04667; -77.43306Coordinates: 39°2′48″N 77°25′59″W / 39.04667°N 77.43306°W / 39.04667; -77.43306
Area9.9 acres (4.0 ha)
Built1820
NRHP reference #70000808[1]
VLR #053-0110
Significant dates
Added to NRHPApril 17, 1970
Designated VLRDecember 2, 1969[2]

The Broad Run Bridge and Tollhouse were built for the Leesburg Turnpike Company in Loudoun County, Virginia. The stone bridge, built about 1820, was a permanent replacement for a series of wood bridges at the location, with at least three that had been washed away between 1771 and 1803. The bridge spanned Broad Run on two arches with prominent conical buttresses. The road rose to the center of the bridge. The stone toll house stands nearby. It is a one-story three-bay house that has been progressively enlarged. The Tollhouse was purchased by the county Board of Supervisors with intentions to restore the facility.[3]

One span of the bridge collapsed, on June 21, 1972, as a result of flooding from Hurricane Agnes. The remainder of the bridge has since collapsed, leaving only the stone abutments.[4]

The bridge and tollhouse were placed on the National Register of Historic Places on April 17, 1970.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ "Virginia Landmarks Register". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Archived from the original on 2013-09-21. Retrieved June 5, 2013.
  3. ^ "In re: Acquisition of the Broad Run toll house property for park purposes". Loudoun County, Virginia. 6 July 2011. Retrieved 30 December 2018.
  4. ^ "History of the Stone Bridge". Stone Bridge Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution. Retrieved September 16, 2011.