Stone Arch  LbNA # 2677 (ARCHIVED)

Placed DateMay 3 2003
LocationBethesda, MD
Found By Energizer Bunnie
Last Found Feb 13 2005
Hike Distance?

Planted by D and Shoo, 5/3/03

Location: Cabin John Bridge, Bethesda, MD

Difficulty: very easy; a "drive-by," but a neat place

Directions: On MacArthur Boulevard between Seven Locks Road and Wilson Lane. For more specific directions, see Falling Snowflakes Letterbox.

In 1857 the Army Corps of Engineers began building a bridge across Cabin John Creek as part of a new water system for Washington DC. The one-lane bridge includes an aqueduct to carry water into Washington. The stone arch spans 100 feet over what is now Cabin John Parkway. There is space to pull off to look at the bridge on either side of the bridge. On the west side there is a display explaining the construction and history of the bridge, as well as a little garden and a bench to rest on. Behind the display are some fallen logs covered with greenery. Two of the logs form a "V." Tucked into the V is the Stone Arch Letterbox.

We tried to velcro it under the bench but had no success.

When you're done, go find the Falling Snowflakes Letterbox, or cross the Cabin John Bridge, turn left on Wilson Lane, and at River Road turn left to get back to I-495.

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