Roddy Road Covered Bridge – Thurmont, Maryland - Atlas Obscura

Roddy Road Covered Bridge

The smallest covered bridge in Maryland.  

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Straddling Owens Creek where Roddy Creek Road meets Roddy Road, this 39 foot long covered bridge was originally built in 1856. It was constructed using a single kingpost truss. Although this was a common trait in building shorter bridges, it’s believed this is the only one made of a single post in Maryland.

After it was damaged by an oversized truck in 2016, a replacement was built that includes warning bars on either side of the bridge to reduce the chance of a repeat event. There is also a small park with a pair of swings, a picnic area, a short walking trail, and restroom facilities.

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