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City of Frederick Considers Move of Historic Jug Bridge Demijohn Monument

March 21, 2014

For over 130 years, from 1808 to 1942, a very unique stone arch bridge carried everything from horse and buggy, Civil War troops, and finally automobiles over the Monocacy River just east of Frederick. Then suddenly, the bridge collapsed into the river on March 3, 1942. The bridge consisted of two 65 foot span carried […]

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History and Preservation of Properties in Middletown

November 1, 2012

The Main Street Middletown Design Committee has been working on a booklet that discusses the rich architectural history of Middletown as well as provides information on best maintenance practices for historic buildings.  The booklet presents a brief history of Middletown and examples of the various architectural styles that are found in Middletown.  There is also […]

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Funding for National Scenic Byway Program Frozen in New Bill

October 31, 2012

On July 6, 2012 President Obama signed the new transportation bill, Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21), which will sustain the Highway Trust Fund and provide States and communities with two years of steady funding to build needed roads, bridges, and transit systems. Although the National Scenic Byway Program was NOT eliminated, […]

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