The infamous Jug Bridge of Maryland
Located in Frederick County, in the northern part of the U.S. state of Maryland, the Jug Bridge ruins and its connecting roads are all that remains of what was once a beautiful and historic piece of American infrastructure. It’s one of the most spectacular bridges in the world.
The three-arch bridge spans the raging Monocacy River 70 feet below. Built over in 1808, it consisted of four 65-foot long stone arches spanning 425 feet. The builder was a famed local stonemason named Leonard Harbaugh.
A section of the bridge collapsed on March 3, 1942, and was replaced by another bridge in 1944. It's been abandoned since then and now resembles Roman ruins. You can pay this abandoned road a visit and view the state of it as it is today for yourself.
Pic: Michael Preston