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Monte Morton

Joined September 2009

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Featured in Historic Places

Featured in “Old Things”

Featured in Along The Rural Road

Featured Photograph for All American Seasons month of November

Top 10 Winner in the Country Roads Challenge for The Weekend Photographer

WINNER of the Which Ways on Bridges and/or Overpasses Challenge

Featured in The Beautiful East Coast

Featured in The World As We See It

The Editors Weekly Choice in The World As We See It

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Foxcatcher Covered Bridge in Autumn colors. Located in the Fair Hill Nature Reserve in Fair Hill Maryland (USA), just over the Pennsylvania state line.
In 1860 Ferdinand Wood was contracted by Cecil County to build a bridge over Lower Hills Fording. Its red roof and walls were added to protect the wooden frame from the elements. In 1927 the area around the bridge was purchased by William Dupont as part of his recreational farm and named Foxcatcher Farm. Upon his death the Department of Natural Resources took over the land. By then the bridge was showing the signs of age. In 1950 a truck broke through the floorboards and fell into the creek below. It wasn’t until 1992 that the Department of Natural Resources rebuilt it. While false work supported the original roof, the bridge underneath was completely redone with a steel frame. The old Kingpost splices and Burr Arch chord timber was preserved and used to maintain the bridge’s original appearance. It is registered with the National Society for the Preservation of Covered Bridges.
This area was also the training center for 2007 Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro.
In 1994 it received the State’s Historic Civil Engineering Landmark Award.
Taken with a Nikon D90 and a Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED Lens
No software added!
100% donated to “The ART for Cancer Group”

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