Fort Frederick State Park Wall Restoration

The 585-acre park at Fort Frederick in Big Pool, Maryland, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is one of the finest intact examples of a British Colonial fort constructed during the French and Indian war in 1756. The fort was used as a prison camp during the Revolutionary War and saw brief action during the Civil War.

EBA provided engineering services, including structural and geotechnical analysis and design, to restore, repair, and stabilize the fort walls and foundations to ensure that the fort remains intact for future generations. The project involved re-pointing the walls with an engineered mortar, providing drainage for trapped water, investigating methods and products for capping the tops of the walls to prevent water infiltration, cleaning the stone walls, and reviewing and providing historic gate details.

EBA completed the analysis and design to stabilize the fort walls, prepared construction drawings and bid documents, and provided construction administration services.

The project was a joint effort between the Department of General Services, the Department of Natural Resources, and the Maryland Historical Trust. EBA worked closely with all the agencies to ensure a quality project that followed all local and state historic preservation policies and procedures.

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