Americana #10 - A War Didn't Stop This 1822 Bridge - Still Working
By Karen Kruschka, - "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS"
This 1822 railroad bridge in Nokesville spans what is now the Norfolk and Southern Railway tracks. During the Civil War era it was the Orange and Alexandria Railroad and was coveted by both the Confederate and Union forces. The two battles at Manassas and the later one at Bristoe Station were waged with the Aden Road bridge in the middle of it all.When the 1863 Bristoe Station battle was over the victorious Union forces had to rebuild the railroad, but I am unaware if that included repairs to the bridge. As you can see, it is alive, well and still actively employed at 190 years of age. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ The Kruschkas are long term Prince William County residents with 36 years experience as real estate brokers serving Woodbridge, Manassas, Dumfries, Manassas...