LeGore Bridge
Legore Bridge MD1.jpg
LeGore Bridge is located in Maryland
LeGore Bridge
LeGore Bridge is located in the United States
LeGore Bridge
LocationNorth of Woodsboro over the Monocacy River, Woodsboro, Maryland
Coordinates39°34′50″N 77°18′50″W / 39.58056°N 77.31389°W / 39.58056; -77.31389Coordinates: 39°34′50″N 77°18′50″W / 39.58056°N 77.31389°W / 39.58056; -77.31389
Area1 acre (0.40 ha)
Built byLeGore, James W.
Architectural styleFive-span stone arch
NRHP reference No.78001464[1]
Added to NRHPSeptember 18, 1978

Begun in 1898 in rural Frederick County, Maryland, the LeGore Bridge was completed and opened to the public in 1900. It was built and maintained by the owners of the LeGore Lime Company, including local businessman James William LeGore and his company advisor, Eugene Hammond. It is 340 feet (105m) in length, 27 feet (8.3m) wide and 64 feet (16.7m) high. The bridge is situated at 39°35'N 77°19'W. The five arch limestone bridge was restored in 1981 and 2009.[2]

The bridge was built for three purposes:

Only the last of these panned out, and the LeGore Bridge is still used for everyday automobile traffic.

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ William S. Fout and Mrs. Charles S.V. Tanner (n.d.). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: LeGore Bridge" (PDF). Maryland Historical Trust. Retrieved 2016-01-01.

External links

  • LeGore Bridge, Frederick County, including undated photo, at Maryland Historical Trust
  • LeGore Bridge undergoes $1.06M repair