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Maryland Covered Bridges
There are 2 covered bridges in Cecil County. The one in Fair Hill Natural
Resources Management Area is still gets limited use. Gilpin's Falls bridge sits
the the side of Rt. 272 and has not been in use for some time.
Fair Hill Covered Bridge
The bridge crosses Big Elk Creek. Across the boarder in near by Chester
County, Pennsylvania there are three covered bridges that cross Big Elk Creek
(Covered Bridges of Southern Chester
Fair Hill Natural Resources Management Area was originally part of
the duPont estate. Their equestrian tradition continues as Fair Hill is a big
part of Maryland's house country.
Gilpin's Falls Covered Bridge
As the marker on the site notes, this bridge was originally built to
provide access to the near by mill. Like it's neighbors in Chester County Pa
this bridge uses the Burr Arch Truss architecture. The bridge crosses North
East Creek which flows down a series of water falls below the bridge.
As you can see from the photographs, this bridge needs some work. According
to the Maryland DoT web site, "A plan to preserve this historic bridge is
Roddy Road Covered Bridge
Loy's Station Covered Bridge
Utica Mills Covered Bridge
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