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Gilpin’s Falls Covered Bridge

 
 
Gilpin's Falls Covered Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, July 14, 2007
1. Gilpin's Falls Covered Bridge Marker
Inscription. Built circa 1860, the bridge is one of the few covered ones left in Maryland and the only one on public ground in Cecil County. The area to the East has been the site of several mills, the earliest Samuel Gilpin’s flour mill circa 1735. • Bridge restored 1959 through the joint effort of the State Roads Commission and the Historical Society of Cecil County, led by Fletcher P. Williams, Past President.
 
Erected by Maryland Historical Society.
 
Location. 39° 38.923′ N, 75° 57.36′ W. Marker is in North East, Maryland, in Cecil County. Marker is on North East Road (Route 272) 0.3 miles north of Old Bayview Road, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: North East MD 21901, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. North East (approx. 3.3 miles away); St. Mary Anne’s Church (approx. 3.7 miles away); Maryland Women in Military Service Monument (approx. 3.8 miles away); “O! say can you see…” (approx. 3.8 miles away); Explore the Chesapeake (approx. 3.8 miles away); Blue Ball Tavern
Gilpin's Falls Covered Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, July 14, 2007
2. Gilpin's Falls Covered Bridge
(approx. 3.8 miles away); In Memory of the Unknown Soldiers (approx. 3.8 miles away); Brick Meeting House (approx. 3.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in North East.
 
Categories. Bridges & ViaductsColonial EraLandmarksRoads & Vehicles
 
Bridge from lower side. image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, July 14, 2007
3. Bridge from lower side.
2015 View Of The Lower Side image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, January 31, 2015
4. 2015 View Of The Lower Side
The bridge was completely rehabilitated in 2009-10.
Foxcatcher Farm Covered Bridge image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, January 31, 2015
5. Foxcatcher Farm Covered Bridge
Foxcatcher Farm Covered Bridge (39.710755, -75.837849) is 10 miles northeast of the Gilpin's Falls bridge. These two bridges in Cecil County are among the six remaining covered bridges in the state of Maryland.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,432 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   4, 5. submitted on , by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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