Monday, November 2, 2009

Historic Bridges - Loy's Station

Approach from the south

Loy's Station Covered Bridge is one of three remaining covered bridges in Frederick County. This multiple king post bridge was built around 1860 over Owens Creek in the northern part of the county. It was reinforced with steel beams and a center pier on the 1930's; and rehabilitated in 1976. After a fire, it was rebuilt in 1994 with contributions from people of the county. There is a small community park along the creek, making this historic bridge one of the best for parking and photographing. Bring a picnic and enjoy the sun, fresh air and beautiful setting.

King post detail

Side view from island in the creek

South abutment

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