Sunday, January 13, 2008
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 It was replaced by a rather nice concrete arch bridge, which has since been replaced by a steel bridge, though most of the traffic passes over I-70 and avoids these bridges entirely.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.