Hidden along the rolling hills of Maryland’s countryside near the Catoctin Mountains is a small town known as Utica Mills.
One of the few remaining covered bridges is here. Built around 1850, this beautiful bridge was originally set on the Monocacy River. In 1889, a strong storm swept the bridge away.
The locals painstakingly retrieved every piece of the destroyed bridge and rebuilt it on Fishing Creek.
Well kept for all to enjoy.
Categories: 2013 Project 365, Foot Prints, history
So glad the locals rebuilt this historic bridge, there are so few left out there and it really is a symbol of simpler times. Great shot 🙂
Thanks Andy ! Isn’t that amazing the locals did that? Appreciate your comment.
It’s a beautiful bridge, nicely done! We had two of the old covered bridges left in this area, some *&^%$#@ set one of them on fire this spring, and it burned to the water, so there’s nothing left to rebuild as there was for the one in your photo.
Now that is just plan *$&@%#^> not right !! I hope the perpetrator was found and burned.
covered bridges like this great one are a treat; not many are remain any more
Thanks Eddie ! Now seeing this one, I want to go find more. There are a number of them in Pennsylvania that I can go and find.
Well worth preserving. It’s always wonderful when a whole community comes together to do some good.
You’re absolutely right Fatima, Hands together can accomplish so much.
love your covered bridge!
Thank you so much Rob !
Wauwie! Lovely scene! Fit for a zombie movie. 😛
You’re awesome ! Love how you think!