Frederick, Maryland: Jug Bridge Marker
Historic jug-shaped stone marker built in 1808 inspired the name Jug Bridge.
- East Patrick St., Frederick, MD
- Take exit 56 off I-70, and head west on East Patrick Street. If you are exiting eastbound I-70, it will be on your right; if exiting westbound I-70, it will be on your left. At intersection of Bowmans Farm Road and Patrick St. There is a parking lot.
Jug Bridge Marker
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This National Road era jug-shaped monument, at one end of the bridge crossing the Monocacy River in Frederick, earned it the name "Jug Bridge." It was built in 1808 by Leonard Harbaugh for $55,000.
The monument resembles a demijohn, a popular 19th century whiskey decanter. Rumors persisted that a real whiskey jug was accidentally sealed inside the monument.
When the bridge collapsed in 1942, the stone jug monument was moved to its current location.
[Julie Mangin, 04/22/2012]
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