If your family is full of history buffs, this next place will make you want to hop in the car and go. Located in the mountains of Western Maryland along US Route 40, the Casselman River Bridge offers history, recreation and relaxation.
Built in 1813, the Casselman River Bridge was once the longest stone arch bridge in America. Used as a road for over 100 years (1813-1933), the Casselman River Bridge now serves pedestrian traffic only.
Named for the river that flows under it, the Casselman River is a popular fly-fishing river and is one of the main activities that bring visitors to the bridge.
With it’s 80-foot span and 4-acre parcel right along US Route 40, the Cassleman River Bridge has become a popular place for photographers and wedding parties.
My family has visited Casselman River Bridge many times throughout the years, but every time we come back, our children are just as excited as the last time to visit it.
Whether they are running up and down the steps or hiking across the bridge, my children always love visiting it.
The Casselman River Bridge is free to enter, making it a must-see landmark on any history buff’s next trip!