Sunday, January 4, 2009

Bridges Between - Bullfrog Road Bridge


This thru truss, single lane, historic bridge is located in the northeastern part of Frederick County near the Pennsylvania border. The bridge spans the Monocacy River, which forms the border with Carroll County, Maryland at this point. The bridge was built in 1908 by the York Bridge Company. The design is camelback truss. With a span of 183 feet, it is the longest single span historic bridge in the County. The top chord is 30 feet above the deck. The bridge was rehabilitated in 1996. It is on the US National Register of Historic Places.

Info from Frederick County Dept of Highways and Transportation.




7 comments:

PERBS said...

Such a beautiful piece of work -- like an artist was involved in the plans. . . neat that it is being preserved and on the national historic register.

Come read about mine!

Mitt Empire said...

A beautiful bridge. It somehow looks a fit familiar with the bridge on my post, allthough on a much smaller scale.

PERBS said...

Back again to answer your query. . . I have more photos of the Kiggins House -- I just haven't gotten them put up. I am hoping to reconcile that later this month. They had hoped to be finished and moved in by Christmas but with the economy, he didn't want to borrow too much to doit so it is taking longer. Much of what they are doing is inside now so I have just a few recent photos of a plastic tarp hanging on the open veranda and snow on the outside of the house! Keep looking -- one of these days I will catch up.

RuneE said...

That kind of steel bridges have their own special charm. I have a couple on the disks that I might use, but not documented like this - beautiful and very nice to hear that it is taken care of.

Anne-Berit said...

That`s a beautiful bridge,and your photos is very good.

A. said...

I'm always glad to hear that something historic like this is being cared for and restored. It's part of our heritage and our children's heritage.

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