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Old Red / Flintville / Broad Creek Covered Bridge

Harford MD-12-21x Broad Creek Burr arch 1 Unk Unk Approx.1924
Old Red or Broad Creek Covered Bridge crossed Broad Creek on Flintville Road (Route 623) in northern Harford County. Old Red Bridge had false portals typical of many of the Pennsylvania covered bridges.
The construction of the Conowingo Dam and Conowingo Lake required Flintville Road to be relocated to higher ground and the Old Red bridge was subsequently destroyed. The old bridge was replaced by a two-span steel Pratt truss bridge to accommodate the new, wider Broad Creek on the relocated Flintville Road. The trusses for the Flintville Road steel bridge were salvaged from the former Conowingo Bridge across the Susquehanna River.
The April 1, 1998 issue of The Aegis shows the steel bridge being blown up. It was replaced by the concrete bridge still in use today.
Old Red Covered Bridge postcard postmarked 1909
Photo of Old Red Covered Bridge Postcard, postmarked 1909. Photo courtesy of James L. Morris collection. Also, thanks to Mary Ann Ricker for providing us with information about the availability of this postcard.

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