Burnside's Bridge
Burnside's Bridge
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Pamela P
Martinsburg, WV83 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
We did the Burnside Bridge Trail Loop, starting at Rodman Dr. We veered off to other trails along the way as well. It's a nice easy walk with placed to stop along the way and read the signs of the history. The old tree beside the bridge is beautiful. If you don't want to walk the trail, there is parking lot close by with a short path to the bridge.
Written 1 March 2020
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Robert M
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
After spending the morning touring the Battlefield, we took the 2 mile loop trail along Antietam Creek. Park at the overview of the Bridge. Walking along the creek gives you a good sense of the difficulties the Union would have had to find alternative crossings.
Park Service has recently restored the bridge.
Written 18 April 2022
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Traveller
New York City, NY3,245 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021
I visited Burnside's Bridge during my visit to the Antietam National Battlefield in April. It was the key moment of the Battle of Antietam. I crossed the bridge and spent time reading the plaques and other information. It is a very nice and quiet place to reflect and also to take photos. The brochure given out by the National Park Service was very helpful for the self-guided driving tour.
Written 29 May 2021
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aspoe093
Pierre, SD693 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
We were doing the driving tour of Antietam and drove to the bridge. There is a parking lot and then an easy walk down. We explored the bridge and the area. It is a beautiful bridge and area but thinking about what happened here makes it even more interesting. A must stop when visiting the battlefield
Written 10 June 2024
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RaceTrackHunter1970
Blandon, PA316 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
Last time we visited, the bridge was under construction. This time it was open, and might I say the reconstructed bridge and viewing area are beautiful. I can only imagine the horror of actually being there as the battles unfolded. Such a somber event. Amazing little side note about the tree that was there during the battle and is still alive and kicking over 150 years later. If that tree could talk......
Written 5 August 2022
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K J
8 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
Easy, flat hike which round around the streams and fields. Lovely, and quiet during the week in May. Enjoyable. The area around the bridge was well designed with historical information. Well kept.
Written 13 May 2021
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KimmyG
Fort Smith, AR1,490 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Family
We first viewed this from the overlook on the road but walked down to the bridge itself, across, and read the markers. The bridge has been restored such that it looks new but the gravity of the battle and loss of life is easy to imagine. Definitely a stop for history aficionados.
Written 11 August 2022
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Wendybeth16
Washington DC, DC80 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
One of the iconic images of the Civil War is that of the Burnside Bridge, a site on the Antietam Battlefield. Today this is a peaceful spot but such was not the case in 1862. Here you can walk in the footsteps of - and understand the feelings and emotions of - the opposing sides. Union soldiers trying to cross the bridge. Confederate soldiers shooting down at them from the heights above. Contrast the serenity of the site today with the chaos there during the war. At the end of the bridge is a sycamore witness tree, there at the time of battle. If that tree could only talk! There is a parking area above the bridge - here you can look down upon the bridge { the Confederates' perspective}. There is a trail (which does include steps) down to the bridge itself. Take time to take that walk and gain the perspective of the Yankees that day. And bring your camera - this is truly one of the loveliest spots on the battlefield. (Note: There are a couple handicapped parking spots along the road at the bridge level - so folks who have difficulty with steps or a fairly steep grade have a short level path to take to visit the bridge.) If you make only one stop on the battlefield, this should be it.
Written 9 October 2019
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Samantha Lynn
Nottingham, MD23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Solo
When going down to the bridge, I was drawn right away to the wall next to the witness tree. My grandfather took my picture. I was hoping to return to Burnside Bridge in my Confederate uniform...but never got the chance yet.
Written 3 December 2016
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Johns1776
Ambler, PA47 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2015 • Couples
For a Civil War understanding one has to walk down to the bridge, cross it, and look up at the heights to wee the challenge and bravery that the soldiers faced. the beauty of the setting makes it easy to forget how deadly this place was.
Written 21 June 2015
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