Sunday, January 13, 2008

Jug Bridge, Frederick, Maryland

Jug Bridge, Frederick, Maryland

A four arch stone bridge was built over the Monocacy River in 1808 at the cost of $55,000. It was destroyed in 1942 after half of one of the arches collapsed - though at the time, it was probably repairable. It was replaced by a rather nice concrete arch bridge, which has since been replaced by a steel bridge, though most of the traffic passes over I-70 and avoids these bridges entirely.

These photos are from the Historic American Buildings Survey. The bridge, if it survived today, would be a National Historic Landmark. See my next entry for what little survives of the bridge today.

This entry was inspired by this one by Pete East.

Jug Bridge, Frederick, Maryland Jug Bridge, Frederick, Maryland

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