Oldtown, Maryland: Private Toll Bridge

Rare privately-owned toll bridge. Drive on creaky wooden planks between Maryland and West Virginia. Bridge open when water is not too high.

Oldtown Low Water Toll Bridge

Address:
Green Springs Rd. SE, Oldtown, MD
Directions:
South of town and Hwy 51, crosses the North Branch Potomac River between WV and MD.
Hours:
Closed when water is too high. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Admission:
Toll charge.
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Bridge at night.

Private Toll Bridge

We arrived just as it was closing at 9 pm. They did let us cross and come back in the dark. It was very fun, we rolled down the windows and enjoyed the sounds of the wooden slats.

[EC, 06/25/2022]

Private toll bridge.

Oldtown Low Water Toll Bridge

The toll collector said it's the "only privately owned toll bridge that crosses a border." I couldn't confirm or deny it by a quick internet search. We accidently found it while Rebecca and British Kate (the selected Garmin personality) were disagreeing on the best route from Farnham's.

[teamReames, 03/25/2015]

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