Friday, July 9, 2010

The Jug Bridge

From 1808 to 1942 a four arch bridge spanned the Monacacy River east of Frederick, MD. It was part of the Baltimore Frederick-Town Tollpike that began in the early 1800's. The bridge collapsed in 1942 and while it could have been repaired the decision was to build another bridge. That bridge has been replaced by the present day bridge on I-70.

The bridge was unique in that the jug shaped stone demijohns incorporated into the bridge. The "Jug" and a monument to Marquis De Lafayette were moved to their present day location on US 144 east of Frederick, MD. There is a nice little park there with parking for 10 cars of so. Take a little time and check out the Jug.

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