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|Nearest city||Woodsboro, Maryland|
|Architectural style||Five-span stone arch|
|NRHP Reference #||78001464|
|Added to NRHP||September 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. It is situated at 39°35'N 77°19'W. The five arch limestone bridge was restored in 1981 and 2009.
The Legore Bridge was built for three purposes:
- As part of a hydroelectric dam for an electric railway going from the Nation's Capital to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
- For transport of limestone from the LeGore Quarry to sales companies in Pennsylvania.
- To accommodate the state-owned road for public travel across the Monocacy River
Only the last of these panned out: the LeGore Bridge is still used for everyday motor travel.
- LeGore Bridge, Frederick County, including undated photo, at Maryland Historical Trust
- LeGore Bridge undergoes $1.06M repair
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