Do you have any photos or information about the old Sassafras River Drawbridge in the 1960s?

β€” Marion, Galena

The bridge between Georgetown and Fredericktown had been around for 51 years in 1968 when a Cecil Whig photojournalist went down and spent a few hours with the bridge-keeper. The next week, the Whig published a full-page piece called β€œThe Keeper of the Bridge.” The tenders back then were D. Raymond Hill, of Kennedyville, on the dayshift and Harry Redding, of Galena, on nights. They were responsible for raising and lowering the structure during the busy summer, letting boats pass through.

β€” Cecil Whig files

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