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Sixes Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth and Rick McOmber

Bridge Documented: July 9, 2008

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Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Sixes Bridge Road Over Monocacy River
Rural: Frederick County, Maryland and Carroll County, Maryland: United States
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1910 By Builder/Contractor: York Bridge Company of York, Pennsylvania

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Main Span Length
119 Feet (36.3 Meters)
Structure Length
240 Feet (73.2 Meters)
Roadway Width
15 Feet (4.57 Meters)
2 Main Span(s)
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Some sources give a 1915 construction date for this bridge.

This bridge is an attractive structure featuring two-spans of seven panels each. The bridge has been rehabilitated. It is traditionally composed, and includes a-frame style portal bracing. V-lacing is present on many of the built-up beams on the bridge. It is significant as a two-span example in Frederick County, where most of their historic truss bridges are single span.

There are unusual grid-shaped railings on this bridge that appear to have been a characteristic of the York Bridge Company since they show up on a number of bridges built by this company, and not on other bridges associated with other bridge companies. These unusual railings are attached to the endposts via equally unusual attachments.

The York Bridge Company was a firm that was organized by George William Drury. As described in the Smull's legislative hand book and manual of the State of Pennsylvania (1908) He was a contractor born in Chicago December 11, 1856. He was also a member of the Drury Brick and Construction Company also of York, Pennsylvania. The York Bridge Company works were purchased by other interests and the company became York Bridge and Construction Company at that time. The company was formed on December 2, 1901 with a capital of $1000, according to a 1903 copy of "List of charters of corporations enrolled in the Office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth"



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