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Frederick in Frederick County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Here and There

 
 
Here and There Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, February 9, 2019
1. Here and There Marker
Inscription.  For over a century, the "Swinging Bridge," a cast iron suspension bridge with wobbly wood planking, made crossing Carroll Creek a memorable affair. Originally located downstream at Bentz Street, it was reassembled here in 1929 along the newly constructed Carroll Parkway, allowing passage from Jefferson Street to the Municipal Pool in Baker Park. In 2002, the deteriorated span was closed to the public. City work crews began reconstruction in 2011 to meet current standards. Modern materials and techniques created a more stable but very less bouncy walking surface to the beloved, but no longer swinging, bridge. It was reopened in 2012.
 
Location. 39° 24.923′ N, 77° 25.244′ W. Marker is in Frederick, Maryland, in Frederick County. Marker can be reached from Fleming Avenue near Upper College Terrace, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 373 Fleming Avenue, Frederick MD 21701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lloyd C. Culler (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Barbara Fritchie Cabins & Tea Room (approx. ¼ mile away);
The Swinging Bridge is visible behind the marker. image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, February 9, 2019
2. The Swinging Bridge is visible behind the marker.
Mary Quantrill's Stand (approx. ¼ mile away); Mullinix Park (approx. 0.3 miles away); Home of Chief Justice Roger Brooke Taney (approx. 0.3 miles away); Company A, 1st Battalion, 115th Infantry Regiment Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); World War II Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Jacob Engelbrecht (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Frederick.
 
Categories. Bridges & Viaducts
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on March 19, 2019. This page originally submitted on February 9, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 23 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 9, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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