Other Stafford Stories Bridge over Accokeek

Bridge over Accokeek

Driving south from Stafford Courthouse you may have noticed an abandoned bridge tucked back in the woods to the immediate south of the Rowser Building. This was part of the U. S. Route 1 project and was built around 1920 at a cost of $9,000. It was abandoned around 1933 when Route 1 was shifted eastward and widened. Route 1 was originally built of concrete, but was later covered with asphalt. This concrete bridge remained in service long enough to receive a layer of asphalt.