In 1963, the Sykesville Bypass Bridge was built. Based on the Fairchild design created in the early 60's, this two lane bridge stands at 294 feet long. The deck of the bridge is made of concrete, supported by three girders that are made of of triangular aluminum box beams. In turn, these girders are supported by two abutments of reinforced concrete. It officially opened to traffic on October 17, 1963.
But it would not last forever. After 41 years of service, the bridge closed down in 2004. This was due to the premature deterioration of the bridge's aluminum components, as well as the deterioration of the concrete bridge piers. The bridge remains open as a historical marker, and a relic of 60's-era America.