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Bridge at Antietam National Battlefield Temporarily Closed

Officials say a section of stone wall on the upstream side of the Burnside Bridge at Antietam National Battlefield has fallen into Antietam Creek.
Photo courtesy of: National Park Service
Photo courtesy of: National Park Service
SHARPSBURG, Md. - Officials say a section of stone wall on the upstream side of the Burnside Bridge at Antietam National Battlefield has fallen into Antietam Creek. 

The National Park Service has temporarily closed the bridge. They say engineers will conduct a preliminary evaluation of the bridge next week. 

Officials say Burnside Bridge is one the best known historic structures at Antietam National Battlefield.

They say its one of a number of stone bridges constructed across Antietam Creek during the first half of the 19th century, and became an iconic symbol of the horrific battle that occurred on farm fields surrounding Sharpsburg on Sept. 17 1862. 
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