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Old 01-04-2009, 06:53 PM   #109
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James Rumsley Bridge



Located at the bridge on the same side as Shepherd College, directly across from the Bavarian Inn.





My bridge photo did not turn out.



From Wikipedi

James Rumsey (1743-1792) was an American mechanical engineer chiefly known for exhibiting a boat propelled by machinery in 1787 on the Potomac River at Shepherdstown, now West Virginia, before a crowd of local notables, including Horatio Gates. A pump driven by steam power ejected a stream of water from the stern of the boat and thereby propelled the boat forwards.
More about Mr. Rumsey in another marker located at Sir Johns Run.
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