Harpers Ferry B&O Bridge Ruins

Date:
July 1861

Two months after the start of the Civil War, the B&O Railroad bridge into Harpers Ferry was in ruins. Only the piers remained. The B&O tried to reopen the bridge, replacing the wooden structure with "Bollman" iron spans (named after their inventor). The first two Bollman spans were soon destroyed. Four later spans survived the war, although troops closed the bridge by burning its wooden floors.

Location:
West Virginia,Harpers Ferry,25425
Identifier:
2011.1022.0028
Institution:
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

Harpers Ferry B&O Bridge

Date:
1877-1880

By 1870 the B&O Railroad bridge into Harpers Ferry was made entirely of Bollman iron spans. The Bollman bridge carried rail traffic from 1870 until 1894, when the bridge was converted for automobile traffic. Although the 1936 flood destroyed the Bollman bridge, sections of the original piers still stand in the Potomac.

Location:
West Virginia,Harpers Ferry,25425
Identifier:
2011.1022.0029
Institution:
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

U.S. Rifle Factory

The U.S. Rifle Factory in Harpers Ferry was reduced to ruins when it was burned during the Civil War.

Location:
West Virginia,Harpers Ferry,25425
Identifier:
2011.1022.0024
Institution:
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

Coal From Harpers Ferry

Location:
West Virginia,Harpers Ferry,25425
Identifier:
2011.1022.0012
Institution:
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
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Conveyor Belt Buckles

Location:
West Virginia,Harpers Ferry,25425
Identifier:
2011.1022.0011
Institution:
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
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Miscellaneous Gear

Location:
West Virginia,Harpers Ferry,25425
Identifier:
2011.1022.0009
Institution:
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
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Brass Stencil

Location:
West Virginia,Harpers Ferry,25425
Identifier:
2011.1022.0010
Institution:
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
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Brick From Harpers Ferry

Location:
West Virginia,Harpers Ferry,25425
Identifier:
2011.1022.0013
Institution:
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
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Soda Bottles

Date:
1931
Creator:
Harpers Ferry Bottling Works
Location:
West Virginia,Harpers Ferry,25425
Identifier:
2011.1022.0014
Institution:
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

Flour Barrel

Date:
c. 1867-1889

Used by Child and McCreight Flour Mill

Location:
West Virginia,Harpers Ferry,25425
Identifier:
2011.1022.0015
Institution:
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park