Old Tilghman Island Bridge

A quick post to bridge the gap between my commercial photography work and you, the readers of this space. I've been shooting for two clients simultaneously during the past week, which has kept me quite busy with literally hundreds of images to process. No complaints, this is a good issue to have to deal with. :-)

Today I am sharing an image of a historic drawbridge that once connected Tilghman Island to the mainland of Maryland by spanning Knapps Narrows.  In 1752 the island was acquired by Matthew Tilghman and remained in the Tilghman family for the next century. The bridge, built sometime around 1934 was relocated from it's original position up the road to the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in 1998 where it serves as symbolic gateway to the museum's entrance.

I love to see old structures saved and repurposed and this was an excellent idea to preserve this. I do however wonder why this was replaced. It looks to be in better shape than many other bridges around the country that remain in service today. But that's a story for another day. The fact that this was preserved is something that we should all be thankful for.

By the way, should you ever find yourself in St. Michaels, Maryland, do visit the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum where I am sure you and your friends and family will enjoy the visit and learn about the history of the Bay and it's many tributaries.

The museum is where I took this image of Waterman's Wharf, which some of you may have seem on my Google Plus Page.

See this and many, many other great displays during your visit.

Until next time, thanks so much for visiting!