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The Bridges of Tilghman’s Island by Gary D. Crawford

Hey! Madison County’s got nothing on us! You want bridges? We got bridges. After all, we’re an island. Tilghman’s Island may not be very far offshore, but it is separated from the mainland of Delmarva by a narrow strip of water. Unless you want to swim across, getting to and from the island requires either a boat or a bridge.

No one knows when that little waterway known as Knapp’s Narrows was formed. Undoubtedly the Bay cut through a marshy area at some time in the past, probably during a hurricane or winter storm. A channel then formed for the tides to flow through, their ebb and flow maintaining and widening the channel, but not deepening it much. For

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March 2013 Tidewater Times  

March 2013 Tidewater Times

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