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Loy's Station Covered Bridge, Thurmont
(4.6/5 based on 30+ reviews on the web)
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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  • I took a group of girl scouts here for a ceremony and I'm so glad I did! What a beautiful bridge, what a beautiful location! A small park is being created around the bridge. This really is a beautiful...  more »
  • Loys Station is a great place for family. Scenery of bridge, and creek very picturesque. Great play area for children and wonderful place to picnic. When our children were small we went there all the ...  more »
  • This was very interesting and easy to find. The road to it was good, the place was very beautiful and we just loved it! 
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  • Another beautiful gem of a bridge! Must see to appreciate!
  • another great example of a US covered bridge
  • I really enjoy this bridge.
  • a very peaceful spot along the creek.
  • Great family picnic spot!