Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Header Challenge - Over the River

or in this case, over Carroll Creek. (Theme chosen by Kathy.) The creek empties into the Monocacy River about a quarter mile beyond the bridge. Workers are putting the finishing touches on this bridge and a new road that runs through the eastern side of the City of Frederick. You may wonder why a creek that is normally 10-12 feet wide and 2 feet deep needs such a large bridge. When heavy rains  come, the river overflows and so does the creek. Below is a view across the creek taken in August after Sandy drenched us. Those cows in my header woudl have been swimming. (The farmer keeps them on the hill during flooding).

Another interesting subject for "Over the River" is the Monocacy Aqueduct, built in 1833. It carried the C&O canal over the Monocacy River. The canal follows the Potomac River from Washington to Cumberland, MD. During the mid 1800's barges were "on", rather then "under" the bridge.


Craver Vii said...

The before & after flooding pictures were very helpful. And the prospect of a barge ON TOP of a bridge is somewhat disconcerting to me. I would find it difficult to summon the courage to travel a barge that is over a bridge.

Watch out for the rains, all you cows! You're going to have to MOOve to escape the flooding!

SandyCarlson said...

I like these very much. The power and use of a bridge!

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Lew: Neat take on over the river. Love the aqueduke photo. That is wonderful countryside where you live.