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Licking Creek Covered Bridge

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Licking Creek Covered Bridge was located 2.5 miles west of Indian Springs on US Route 40. The bridge was one of a few located on the National Road (or Old National Pike) as it ran parallel to the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal in Washington County. Jill Craig, Digitization Librarian for Western Maryland Regional Library notified us in August of 2018 that she came across a photograph of the bridge. It is part of a photograph album from a Civil War trip taken by T.D. Biscoe and Walter S. Biscoe in 1884.
The photo shows the old tollgate house on the west side of Licking Creek along with the covered bridge across Licking Creek. The photo was taken on August 8, 1884. Another photo was found with a description that read "view up Licking Creek through broken place in the covered bridge." The covered bridge photo shown below shows an impressive camber in the bridge which likely raised it well above the creek.
It appears the bridge was approximately 70-100 feet of one span.
Licking Creek Covered Bridge and Tollhouse
The covered bridge can clearly be seen in this August 8, 1884 photo. Credit DeGolyer Library, Southern Methodist University.

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