Near Johnsville, Frederick County, Maryland. About 20 miles north of Interstate 70, about 20 miles northeast of Frederick.
Rural, amid farms, and near single-family houses on large lots.
Interstate 70 to US Route 15 north of Frederick, then state routes east of Route 15 towards Westminster. No designated parking available, but there is a graveled area (possibly privately owned) adjacent to the northern end of the bridge.
Little Pipe Creek
One-lane bridge, wood deck, carries traffic on Johnsville Road where it meets Simpsons Mill Road and Claybaugh Road. All are narrow, winding two-lane rural roads.
No decorations or date plaques on bridge.
None known. However, the bridge is not currently preserved or in a park. It does support traffic, but it seems unlikely that any suburban development in the area would potentially increase traffic needs on the bridge. The bridge is documented in "Historic Bridges of Maryland" by Dixie Legler and Carol M. Highsmith.
The historic bridge inventory notes the county survey files suggest a ca. 1890 construction date, while the county bridge files suggest a 1915 construction date. The 1915 date may be a simple error, or may suggest the bridge was relocated here from a different location, or may suggest a major rehab at that time.
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