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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

Green Springs Rd. SE, Oldtown, MD
South of town and Hwy 51, crosses the North Branch Potomac River between WV and MD.
Closed when water is too high. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Paw Paw Canal TunnelPaw Paw Canal Tunnel, Oldtown, MD - 8 mi.
George Washington's HeadquartersGeorge Washington's Headquarters, Cumberland, MD - 11 mi.
First Toll Gate on the National RoadFirst Toll Gate on the National Road, La Vale, MD - 14 mi.
In the region:
The Coffee Pot, Bedford, PA - 34 mi.

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