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Gilpin's Falls Covered Bridge 20-07-01



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BH Photo #192589

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Burr Arch through truss bridge over North East Creek on old ne road
Bayview, Cecil County, Maryland
Open to pedestrians
Built 1860, rehabillitated 1959,1990,2009
- Joseph G. Johnson
Burr Arch Truss
Length of largest span: 100.0 ft.
Total length: 119.0 ft.
Deck width: 14.0 ft.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.64884, -75.95563   (decimal degrees)
39°38'56" N, 75°57'20" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/418010/4389219 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Bay View
Inventory numbers
NRHP 08001125 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
WGN 20-07-01
BH 47796 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 28, 2016: New photos from John Loxton
  • March 2, 2011: New photos from Will
  • February 28, 2011: Updated by Will: Corrected Name & truss type and added information
  • January 21, 2011: Added by J.P.


  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Will Truax - Bridgewright [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Wikipedia
  • As it was - The Gilpin's is perhaps the only example of a once common system on un-nailed flooring in bridges
  • John Loxton


Gilpin's Falls Covered Bridge
Posted April 28, 2011, by Will (Bridgewright [at] ymail [dot] com)

Our work on the Gilpin's to be honored by the Maryland Historical Trust for "exceptional quality of the workmanship" with their annual Project Excellence Award


Gilpin Falls Covered Bridge
Posted February 27, 2011, by J.P.

agrees with Anthony.

Gilpin Falls Covered Bridge
Posted February 27, 2011, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I think I can speak for the majority here Will when I say that it is fine to make changes to help portray the most accurate information. Much of the bulk data presented on this site has errors and omitions which many of the regular contributors have worked to correct. Bridgehunter is a constantly evolving work in progress.

Gilpin Falls Covered Bridge
Posted February 27, 2011, by J.P.

dude go for it, i was adding information to the bridge based on what i found on a random website about the bridge. No worry about stepping on my toes. Would have answered sooner but been on a retreat with our youth group this weekend.

Gilpin Falls Covered Bridge
Posted February 26, 2011, by Will Truax (Bridgewright [at] gmail [dot] com)

Being a relatively new "editor" here, I'm not entirely sure of proper protocol -

I'd been putting together a listing for the Gilpin's. I know every inch of this bridge having spent seven months as a team member on its recent restoration, and a bunch of time researching it and its bridgewright.

I don't know JP, and don't want to step on any toes, but when I add information and photographs, I'm going to feel inclined to make some corrections.

What is seen as forum protocol and proper cyber etiquette in doing such?