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"Bridge pavilion to be rebuilt," Frederick News Post, January 21, 1998.

Frederick, Maryland

From Frederick News Post Staff Reports

After receiving a county certificate of congratulations for preserving three covered bridges, members of the Frederick County Covered Bridge Preservation Society announced plans Thursday to rebuild the Roddy Road park.

Dean Fitzgerald said his group plans to develop a park pavilion where one used to exist near the bridge. According to Mr. Fitzgerald, the pavilion was vandalized and destroyed in the late 1970s.

The preservation society, with the help of Coblentz Bros. of Thurmont , Joe Bailey of Thurmont and Everett Moser of Middletown , hopes to rebuild the timber frame pavilion and build a fence around it.

"This ties in with the promotion of covered bridges. If we don't have people interested in the bridges then the preservation does no good. We need to make the bridges more comfortable for people to go and see and enjoy," Mr. Fitzgerald said.

The certificate presented by the Frederick County Commissioners to the preservation society acknowledged the society's recognition by the Maryland Historical Trust for preserving the Loys Station, Roddy Road and Utica covered bridges.

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Dean Fitzgerald said his group plans to develop a park pavilion where one used to exist near the bridge. According to Mr. Fitzgerald, the pavilion was vandalized and destroyed in the late 1970s.

Dean Fitzgerald said his group plans to develop a park pavilion where one used to exist near the bridge. According to Mr. Fitzgerald, the pavilion was vandalized and destroyed in the late 1970s.
Frederick News Post Article, January 21, 1998.

Frederick News Post Article, January 21, 1998.