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Terrain Difficulty: 2.0 Out of 5.0
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Tilghman Island Drawbridge - OU04B7

 What used to be

Hidden by  cycleangela

N 38° 47.325' W 76° 13.468' (WGS84)

 Coordinates in Other Systems
 Location: United States > Maryland
 Cache Type: Virtual
 Size: No container
 Status: Ready for Search
 Date Hidden: 10 June 2012
 Date Created: 10 June 2012
 Last Modified: 10 June 2012
 Waypoint: OU04B7

 


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This is a fairly quick virtual cache to break up your drive down the Eastern Shore of Maryland. To log this cache, you will need a log password. At the posted coordinates, on top of the hill, face the structure. You will see numbers marking clearance levels. The log password is all the numbers, from left to right.

A little history about Route 33, which the bridge used to connect:

The portion of present-day MD 33 between Easton and Saint Michaels was designated one of the original state roads when the Maryland State Roads Commission laid out the original state road system in 1909. However, the Easton–Saint Michaels road was not considered a necessary component of the system, so construction in its modern form was delayed in favor of the Easton–Wye Mills road. A 2-mile (3.2 km) section of the road between the eastern intersection with MD 329 and MD 370 was paved by 1910. The first sections of modern MD 33 constructed by the State Roads Commission were between Saint Michaels and Claiborne, which became the terminus of the Claiborne–Annapolis Ferry in 1919. Sections were completed between the two villages in 1919 and 1920. A section of the highway was also completed between Easton and the MD 370 intersection in 1920. The Easton–Claiborne Road was completed in 1924. When numbers were assigned to certain state highways beginning in 1927, the road was designated MD 17.

The next section of present-day MD 33 was constructed between Claiborne and the highway's present western terminus on Tilghman Island as MD 451. The sections from Claiborne to a point between Wittman and Sherman and on Tilghman Island were completed around 1930. The gap between Knapps Narrows and Sherman was filled in 1933. MD 451 was completed when a new single bascule drawbridge was completed over Knapps Narrows in 1934. MD 17 was extended from Claiborne across Eastern Bay along Romancoke Road to MD 404 in Matapeake on Kent Island in 1938. This section was added in response to the replacement of the Claiborne–Annapolis ferry route with a Claiborne–Romancoke route in 1938, with traffic following the new section of MD 17 to Matapeake to take a second ferry across the Chesapeake Bay to Annapolis. MD 17 switched numbers with MD 33, the highway connecting Brunswick and Wolfsville in Frederick County that is presently MD 17 in 1940.

 

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3 11 August 2012 DudleyGrunt Comment

Updated my earlier phone log.

1 11 August 2012 DudleyGrunt Found it

3519. My goal this weekend is to find the remaining 7 OCNA caches I've not found withing 100 miles of home. This was #3, leaving 3 in Fredericksburg and a moving cache by the CO that was conveniently relocated, by sfcchaz, today.

Can't believe it's been over 3.5 years since I was hear for Traditional GC.com hide. Still a great site and I got a few good pics. Thanks for bringing me back!

Happy Trails!
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Dudley & TIC
Dudley & TIC
Bridge is Up
Bridge is Up
Can I Jump It?
Can I Jump It?

1 13 July 2012 sfcchaz Found it

Smile FTF Smile 2:08 PM. Well I decided to grab a few caches today, since I was off. This was #5 of 11 for the day. Since I was already on this side of the Bay Bridge and had plenty of time I decided to come down here to get this one and the nearby TC.com cache. I was recently reenergized in logging caches other than GC.com ones. Smile

But in true form, I didn't even realize there was a gc.com cache at this location as well until after I found a couple others in the area and had to return. D'oh! Embarassed

Thanks for bringing me to see this nice piece of history. TFTC

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sfcchaz at Tilghman Island Drawbridge
sfcchaz at Tilghman Island Drawbridge