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A-3 • Funkstown Turnpike
Bridge | 1823
Just North of Funkstown --On Alt Route 40, The Old National Pike 1823

Constructed by James Lloyd in 1823, its appearance was modernized in 1931. It was widened to two lanes and reinforced with new concrete arches The original stonework has actually held up better than the much later concrete, and after almost 2 centuries of service, the bridge is still very vital to the area’s traffic. This was also the scene of a labor dispute, a “knock-down, drag’em out” brawl between local young men and the Irish laborers working on the bridge, which became somewhat wryly known as “The Battle of Funkstown.” After The Battle of Gettysburg, a fierce cavalry action took place with heavy casualties, The Civil War Battle of Funkstown.
 

Concept and photos by Katherine Campbell Francomano of DoubleDog Productions. Text by Frank Francomano.

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