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Suicide Bridge

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Photo taken by Timothy and Joann Phillips in July 2019

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BH Photo #452498

Map 

Description 

The first wooden bridge was built at this location in 1888. In 1910 a new bridge was built and in 1967 a two-lane wooden bridge with asphalt was built. The present bridge was rebuilt in 2005. Each iteration of the bridge has had at least one tale of suicide associated with it. The Legend of Suicide Bridge can be found here: https://www.suicide-bridge-restaurant.com/about-us/legend-of...

Facts 

Overview
Timber Stringer Bridge over Cabin Creek on Suicide Bridge Road
Location
Secretary, Dorchester County, Maryland
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1967 Rebuilt 2005
Design
Timber stringer
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 19.0 ft.
Total length: 607.0 ft.
Deck width: 25.9 ft.
Also called
Cabin Creek Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.63106, -75.94628   (decimal degrees)
38°37'52" N, 75°56'47" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/417635/4276260 (zone/easting/northing)
Average daily traffic (as of 2008)
930
Inventory number
BH 85928 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of November 2017)
Overall condition: Good
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 87.3 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • August 9, 2019: Added by Timothy and Joann Phillips
  • July 19, 2019: New photo from Timothy and Joann Phillips
  • July 16, 2019: New photos from Timothy and Joann Phillips

Sources 

  • Timothy and Joann Phillips