Stone Bridge (Manassas)

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Stone Bridge
Stone Bridge, Spanning Bull Run (Occoquan River).jpg
April 1962 photograph of the late 19th-century bridge built at the location of the original bridge
Stone Bridge (Manassas) is located in Virginia
Stone Bridge (Manassas)
Stone Bridge (Manassas) is located in the US
Stone Bridge (Manassas)
Location Across Bull Run near US 29
Coordinates 38°49′27″N 77°30′13″W / 38.82417°N 77.50361°W / 38.82417; -77.50361Coordinates: 38°49′27″N 77°30′13″W / 38.82417°N 77.50361°W / 38.82417; -77.50361
Built 1886 (1886)
Part of Manassas National Battlefield Park (#66000039)
Designated CP October 15, 1966

Stone Bridge crosses Bull Run at the eastern entrance of the Manassas National Battlefield Park in Manassas, Virginia. The original bridge, built in 1825,[1] was destroyed when Confederate forces evacuated Northern Virginia in March, 1862. In 1884,[1] a new bridge, apparently similar to the original design, was built on the site of the old bridge. Modern day U.S. Route 29 crosses Bull Run on a bridge built in the late 1960s downstream of this one.

March 1862 photograph of the ruins of the Stone Bridge

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Places". U.S. National Park Service. Retrieved June 3, 2012.