Friday, October 26, 2007
The McFarland Road Bridge - a stone structure with a modern surface
The McFarland Road Bridge sits just to the east of Sideling Creek, on the west side of Sideling Hill, at the border of Allegany and Washington Counties. The current road surface was built from Yellow Poplar, in 1995, as indicated by the plaque below.
The rest of the bridge, however, appears to be considerably older - from the style of the construction and patina, I would assume that it was built during the first third of the 19th century, contemporary with the early construction of the road. Though the structure was modified heavily for the new wood surface, it is relatively unmodified. For more photographs of it, see my McFarland Road Bridge set on Flickr.