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Gilpin’s Falls Covered Bridge

 
 
Gilpin's Falls Covered Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Bridges & ViaductsColonial EraLandmarksRoads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the Covered Bridges series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1860.
 
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. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: North East MD 21901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker,
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measured as the crow flies. The North East Nazarene Camp (approx. 2.3 miles away); a different marker also named The North East Nazarene Camp (approx. 2½ miles away); a different marker also named The North East Nazarene Camp (approx. 2.6 miles away); North East (approx. 3.4 miles away); In recognition (approx. 3½ miles away); St. Mary Anne’s Church (approx. 3.7 miles away); Maryland Women in Military Service Monument (approx. 3.8 miles away); Historic East Nottingham Tanyard (approx. 3.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in North East.
 
Gilpin's Falls Covered Bridge image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Beverly Pfingsten, July 14, 2007
2. Gilpin's Falls Covered Bridge
Bridge from lower side. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Beverly Pfingsten, July 14, 2007
3. Bridge from lower side.
2015 View Of The Lower Side image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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.
Photographed 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 was last revised on August 17, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 15, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,787 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 15, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   4, 5. submitted on February 6, 2015, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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