July 4, 1839 and heralded as the first cast iron bridge built in
the United States, it is still in use today with no weight restrictions.
This bridge has received five historical and engineering awards.
Route 40, National Road, over Dunlap's Creek. National Register
Today, as you drive over the bridge on Main Street in downtown
Brownsville, it may very well go unnoticed, as there are buildings
on either side of the bridge built over the creek. In fact, it takes
some effort to see even small portions of the bridge's superstructure.
The picture shown here was taken from a turn-of-the century (20th)
An historic marker is at the south end of the bridge.