Twin Arch Bridge

Past the shopping center, business park and the carnival grounds on Twin Arch Road in Mount Airy sits the road’s namesake. The Twin Arch Bridge was built in 1901 by the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. The train tracks are situated on top of the bridge. Twin Arch Road runs under one of the arches, while... Continue Reading →

‘A Young Girl’s Unpleasant Experience in Baltimore’

In December 1887, a 17-year-old girl attempting to visit her sister in Baltimore had an experience that she surely remembered for the rest of her life. Gertie Cleary, a 17-year-old farmer’s daughter from Smithsburg (Washington County), had spent Christmas visiting her uncle in Mount Airy (Carroll County). From there, she traveled by train to Baltimore... Continue Reading →

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