Loy's Station Covered Bridge, Thurmont

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The Loys Station Covered Bridge is a multiple king post wooden covered bridge near Thurmont, Maryland. The bridge was burned by an arsonist in 1991 and rebuilt using surviving framing. The original bridge spanned 90 feet in one span, but has since been modified with a pier at the middle of the span. The bridge crosses Owen's Creek and is surrounded by a park.HistoryLoys Station Covered Bridge was originally built in 1848. Between 1929 and 1930 the bridge was reinforced with a concrete pier and steel beams. The bridge gets its name from a Western Maryland Railroad station that stopped nearby the bridge in Loys. In 1978 the bridge was added to the National Register of Historic Places. In 1991 the bridge was burned down by an arsonist who was trying to fraudulently collect insurance money. The bridge took three years and $300,000 to rebuild and was rebuilt to match the bridge as it was in 1930 after having been reinforced. Most of the cost of reconstructing the bridge was covered by insurance. On 4 July 1994 the bridge officially reopened for the public. In October 2013 the bridge was damaged twice by vehicles, but quickly repaired both times.
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  • September 29, 2017
    My first driving on a covered bridge. Very cool. my kid didn't think so. took a pictures before going through. The bridge is next door to a small park for children as well as picnic table near the wat...  more »
  • June 6, 2017
    The bridge is next door to a small park for children as well as picnic table near the water. There are craw dads in the creek and our son has had a blast wading around and trying to catch them. It's a...  more »
  • April 8, 2017
    I have never driven on a covered bridge so to have the opportunity to do so was fabulous. I got a picture right before I went through it and then parked briefly on the other side to get a few more pic...  more »
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  • March 15, 2017
    Amazing family friendly place. Very picturesque picnic or cook out spot, great for Birthday parties, family reunions or receptions
  • November 22, 2016
    Great place for a picnic lunch Park on other side of bridge. Being renovated. So it will be good as new soon.
  • April 25, 2017
    A must see. Why not visit all the covered bridges in Maryland!
  • June 24, 2016
    Another beautiful gem of a bridge! Must see to appreciate!
  • January 24, 2017
    Restoration looks good

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