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Bush Covered Bridge

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The Maryland Session Laws of the early to mid 1800s passed a few acts for building covered bridges, many of them in Harford County. One was over Bynum Run in Bush on the road from Baltimore to Havre de Grace, now known as Philadelphia Road.
From the Maryland Session Laws of 1837, Chapter 318, passed on March 29, 1838, "an act to authorize the building of a Bridge over Bynum's Run, in Harford County:"
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Maryland, That Bennet M. Billingslea, Richard Green and M.G. McComas, be, and they are hereby appointed commissioners to determine on a site for a bridge, at or near the place where the public road leading from Baltimore to Havre de Grace crosses Bynum's Run, in the vicinity of Bush, and said commissioners are hereby authorized to erect or cause to be erected across the said run, a good and substantial bridge, with stone abutments of an elevation above the mark of the highest freshets; the said bridge to be weather-boarded with pond pine boards and covered with a roof of cypress or pine shingles, and to be completed in a workmanlike manner in all respects, and for a sum not to exceed six hundred and fifty dollars.

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