Gilpin's Falls Covered Bridge, Elkton

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The Gilpin's Falls Covered Bridge is a Burr arch through truss wooden covered bridge near North East, Cecil County, Maryland, United States. The bridge was constructed by local Cecil County bridgewright Joseph George Johnson in the autumn and winter of 1860-61 across North East Creek. The bridge was erected adjacent to and upstream of Samuel Gilpin's mills and dam and crosses the millpond formed by it. This bridge has a span of 100 feet (30 m) and a total length of 119 feet (36 m) with its shelter panel overhangs, is 13.5 feet (4.1 m) wide, and is closed to all vehicular traffic.
The structure was restored in 1959 by the State Roads Commission and the Historical Society of Cecil County. In 2010 the bridge was rehabilitated by engineers Wallace, Montgomery & Associates, LLP; contractor Kinsley Construction; and specialist bridgwrighting subcontractors, Barns & Bridges of New England, the Truax Timberwright Woodworks, and New World Restoration.

Gilpin's Falls Covered Bridge was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2008.
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  • Walked through and around area and along creek. Sorry that people ruined this with graffitti. Path was wet since it rained yesterday but still nice area to stop in.  more »
  • Maybe your on your way home from a busy day don't drive past Giplin Fall's Covered Bridge stop and give yourself a moment to take a stroll across the bridge enjoy the fall scenery and the history of.....  more »
  • Beautiful nature hike with amazing waterfalls
  • Aww this place is very nice to visit as well to learn a lil bit about history. The falls is very beautiful to look at and soothing to listen to.

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