Choptank River Bridge

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Other Names

Emerson C. Harrington  Bridge, Frederick C. Malkus Bridge


Lower Choptank




Dorchester - Talbot

Cultural Resources: Choptank River bridge.

The Emerson C. Harrington Bridge began construction in 1933 and was dedicated by President Franklin Roosevelt in 1935. It is the second longest span bridge in Maryland after the Chesapeake Bay Bridge.  It originally had a swing span to allow passage of vessels.  This bridge was replaced by the higher none-span Frederick C. Malkus Bridge in 1987. Remains of the 1933 bridge are used as fishing piers on both the north and south bank of the river.  The Malkus Bridge was presented with two awards; one for Special Recognition for the Creative Use of Precast and Prestressed Concrete in 1987 from the Prestressed Concrete Institute and, one from the Consulting Engineers Council for Innovative Excellence in Engineering Design in 1988.

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[Benoni Point]
[Castle Haven]
[Chancellors Point]
[Cherry Grove]
[Choptank River Bridge]
[Choptank River Light]
[Clarks Wharf]
[Chlora Point]
[Collins Wharf]
[Cook Shipyard]
[Corners Wharf]
[Ferry Farm]
[Green Point]
[Hambrooks Bar Light]
[Horn Point]
[Howells Point]
[Indian Purchase]
[Island Creek Shipyard]
[Jamaica Point]
[Kirby Wharf]
[LeCompte Bay]
[Oyster Shell Point]
[Reeds Creek Farm]
[Sandy Hill]
[Shoal Creek]
[Sharps Island]
[Shermans Landing]
[Tates Bank Landing]
[Thompsons Landing]
[Tilghman Island Field Site]
[Tilghman Island Landing]
[Todds Point]
[Travers Wharf]
[Vue de L'Eau]
[White Hall]
[Warwick Manor]
[Waterloo Farm]
[Wrights Wharf]