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Address: 5831 Dunker Church Road, Sharpsburg, MD
Phone Number: +1 301-432-5124

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''Was glad we could see it from a distance''

The bridge was being repaired,we could not walk to it.We did get a good look at it from a parking&observation area.the bridge was part of the driving tour.we were there 10-20-16.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 October 2016
Franklin, Pennsylvania
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Franklin, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

The bridge was being repaired,we could not walk to it.We did get a good look at it from a parking&observation area.the bridge was part of the driving tour.we were there 10-20-16.

Thank cecustard
Baltimore, Maryland
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

This place made me shiver, the courage of the men taking this bridge was phenomenal. I cannot imagine what it took.

Thank germanbass
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

The bridge is currently under repair. There is an observation area above the bridge near the parking lot. It was very easy to see why this bridge was so important during the battle and how by holding the high ground the Confederate Army was able to hold it as long as they did. This is part of the driving tour... More 

Thank Karen W
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Was really looking forward to seeing this, but it was under construction for repairs. Guess I will have to come back:)

Thank Lisa J
Grand Prairie, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Could not actually walk over the bridge as it was being worked on. the bridge was an important point in this battle.

Thank James W
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298 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

Great place to visit lots of history in the area,they are restoring the bridge so you can't walk on it now.

1 Thank cainrcc
Lake Odessa, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

This was one of our stops along the Driving Tour of the park. A lot of fascinating history at this spot! Unfortunately the bridge is currently being restored (or fixed)? So you can't access the bridge, but the view is nice and allows you to see the area well.

1 Thank Michael-John W
Oakmont, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

The bridge site was an important turning point in the Battle of Antietam. It is well explained in the 26 minute video at the Visitors' Center, and can be visited on your 11 stop self guided car excursion. There is a volunteer present to answer questions. Note: The bridge is under reconstruction, and can only be seen from an observation... More 

1 Thank bobalcorn5
Chesterfield, Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

We braved 95 degree heat to walk down to the bridge. you can not approach the bridge at this time as It is under construction and they have it fenced off. It will be a nice historic bridge when finished and you can get to the sites on the other side. Currently, though, you can not and then it is... More 

1 Thank 1andonlyFabIII
Buffalo, Ny
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

Looking at this bridge and thinking about the brave soldiers who attempted to cross is a very moving experience.

1 Thank GeoElf

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