Friday, September 25, 2015

Gilpin's Falls Covered Bridge in Maryland

Gilpin's Falls Covered Bridge
Bay View, Maryland

Of Maryland's seven remaining covered bridges, this is the largest with a span of 119 feet supported by bowstring arches.  Built about 1860, it was restored in 1959 by the Historical Society of Cecil County and the State roads Commission.  Located a few feet from Route 272, it no longer carries vehicular traffic, but is easily accessible on foot.

This postcard is postmarked 1980 with a 15 cent windmill stamp.

The sender writes:
Hi, Finally got here. The fishing is so-so.  it's awfully hot.
Yellow Paper 
Virginia 1720, 15 cents

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