734RE: [TalkAntietam] Middle/Hooker Bridge
- Jun 12, 2002TR
Thank you for the help.
What is sometimes called Hooker's Bridge, or the upper bridge,
was originally known as the Hitt Bridge. It was funded in
1829 and completed in 1832.
What was sometimes called the Middle Bridge, or the Antietam
Bridge, was also known as the Orndorff bridge, which of
course has been replaced by a modern structure. It is said
that this bridge's foundations were not well laid, and
the piers noticeably sank before the flood that permanently
damaged it. It is possible that this bridge was known as
the Middle Bridge before the war. Why 'Middle' is anyone's
guess, in the same way that that the bridge on the Cavetown
Turnpike was called the 'New Bridge' well into the 20th
century, when it was quite old.
Andy Mills wrote:
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> Hello Guys
> After the battle, the Rohrback Bridge became known as The Burnside
> Bridge. My question is: What was Hooker's Bridge known as before
> the battle? Was it just simply the middle bridge?
> Thank you
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