Jericho Covered Bridge

The Jericho Covered Bridge is a Burr arch through truss wooden covered bridge near Jerusalem, Harford County and Kingsville, Baltimore County, in Maryland, United States and near historic Jerusalem Mill Village. The bridge was constructed in 1865 across the Little Gunpowder Falls. This bridge is 88 feet (27 m) long and 14.7 feet (4.5 m) wide and is open to traffic.[2][3]

Jericho Covered Bridge
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Jericho Covered Bridge, December 2009
Jericho Covered Bridge is located in Maryland
Jericho Covered Bridge
Jericho Covered Bridge is located in the United States
Jericho Covered Bridge
LocationJericho Road over Little Gunpowder Falls, Jerusalem and Kingsville, Maryland
Coordinates39°27′34″N 76°23′16″W / 39.45944°N 76.38778°W / 39.45944; -76.38778Coordinates: 39°27′34″N 76°23′16″W / 39.45944°N 76.38778°W / 39.45944; -76.38778
Arealess than one acre
Built1865
ArchitectForsyth, Thomas F.
Architectural styleBurr Arch Through Truss
NRHP reference No.78001444[1]
Added to NRHPSeptember 13, 1978

The Jericho Covered Bridge was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.[1]

There are also rumors the bridge is 'haunted' by the ghosts of civil war soldiers. The bridge is believed to be a site where former Civil War soldiers committed suicide.

RenovationsEdit

Renovations were made to the original bridge in 1937 and 1982. The bridge also underwent renovations during the summer of 2015.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. March 13, 2009.
  2. ^ John W. McGrain (July 1977). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Jericho Covered Bridge" (PDF). Maryland Historical Trust. Retrieved 2016-01-01.
  3. ^ "The Jericho Covered Bridge in Harford/Baltimore Counties, Maryland". Historic Covered Bridges in Maryland. Maryland State Highway Administration. 2008-10-03.

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