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Address: 5831 Dunker Church Road, Sharpsburg, MD
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Like stepping back in time !

The newly refurbished Burnside Bridge is a gem of history within Antietam National Battlefield ! To walk across its span of Antietam Creek where so many fought and died for is... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Plainfield, United States
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Plainfield, United States
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22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The newly refurbished Burnside Bridge is a gem of history within Antietam National Battlefield ! To walk across its span of Antietam Creek where so many fought and died for is breathtaking !

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Thank Daniel M
Westerville, Ohio
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423 reviews
163 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This bridge marks a key point in the Battle that happened here. It has been faithfully restored as it was. The walk from the parking area is down a slope, but isn't too difficult, but you do have to walk back up the slope too, but its worth the effort.

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Schellsburg, Pennsylvania
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49 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm glad we stopped here. Just a note about overflow parking: where parking was allowed last year it is a farmers field now. We just happened to find a good parking spot.

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Thank Susan D
Coos Bay, Oregon
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64 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a lovely spot to stop and reflect upon the history that occurred during this battle. The sun was shining and blue skies belayed the actual history of what happened during the battle.

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Thank tartan3673
Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
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185 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

The Parks Service has spent the last 15 months restoring the bridge. They have done a great job restoring the bridge to its former glory. Each stone was documented, dismantle and reconstructed in its original place. The bridge surface was redone. The sycamore tree near the bridge was there the day of the battle and it is still in good... More 

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Portland, Maine
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201 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

It's hard to imagine what it must have been like assaulting or defending this bridge. This fighting must have been close and fierce.

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Thank jswTraveler
Northfield
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86 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

The bridge is beautiful but they have it closed off and you cannot walk on it. There was a ranger there to answer any questions.

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Thank Colette S
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39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

A key site in the Battle of Antietam has been restored in the last year or so. If you watch the film at the visitor's center and then take the walk down there you can clearly see how the landscape shaped the course of events.

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Thank Mike N
Scotrun, Pennsylvania
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48 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2017

When you realize what the union troops had to do to get over this bridge, the incline of the terrain made them sitting ducks. What a horrible way to fight. The restoration of this most important bridge was done so very well. You can't miss this spot

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Brunswick, Md.
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522 reviews
227 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

What a GREAT place to visit. When you realize the important history that took place here, it is very sobering and at the same time very beautiful. So worth the walk down the incline to see it up close and to walk across it. Great views from the top side as well!!

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