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Point of Rocks Bridge

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The first bridge across the Potomac outside of the Washington area, the Point of Rocks Bridge carries U.S. Route 15 from Frederick County, Maryland across to Loudoun County, Virginia.

In July 1864, Confederate Colonel John Mosby, supporting General Jubal Early's invasion of Maryland, crossed here from Virginia with 250 cavalry and attacked a Union garrison in Point of Rocks.

The present bridge, built in 1937, is called a camelback truss, so called because the upper part of each span looks like a camel's back.

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Maryland State Highway Administration
5111 Buckeystown Pike
Frederick MD 21704