Blackwater River Bridge Ca. 1930s, Dorchester County

Photograph by The Hughes Company, courtesy of the Maryland State Highway Administration archive.

This rustic wooden-beam bridge, no longer extant, is a type once found in abundance in the quiet, low-lying Tidewater region. As traffic increased, most rural timber bridges were replaced. Today a prestressed concrete bridge, built in 1991, takes MD 335 over the Blackwater River.

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