Bridges are so fascinating, especially when they're historic! We've found three unique bridges in Maryland that are totally worth crossing when you come to them.
Bollman Truss Semi-Suspension Bridge[gallery columns="2" size="medium" ids="2072,2075"] 8600 Foundry St., Savage, MD Built in 1852 in another location, this double-span truss bridge was moved to its present spot, spanning the Little Patuxent River, in the late 1800s so that the B&O Railroad could reach the Savage Mill. It is called the "World's Only Surviving Wrought Iron Bridge." Nowadays, the 160-foot-long bridge sees only foot traffic, as part of the Savage Mill Trail.
Oldtown Low Water Toll BridgeGreen Springs Rd. SE, Oldtown, MD
Back in 1937, a man named Mr. Carpenter obtained the needed permits to build a simple wooden bridge across the Potomac River, thus saving motorists an hour in drive time when traveling to Cumberland. Built with just 12 or so concrete pedestals, the bridge straddles the state line between Maryland and West Virginia and is one of the only remaining private toll bridges in the country. As long as the water isn't too high, you can pay a small fee and cross the state line on creaky wooden planks!
Read more about this historic bridge on its website.