Franklin Roosevelt dedicated the br idge f rom his yacht Sequoia, which was the first boat to go under the bridge. That first day, hundreds of autos from as far away as New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware and New York funneled their way down Main Street in Trappe on their way to the bridge. Overnight, Trappe
went from being a sleepy village along an old country road to being a town on a busy state highway. And not everyone there was happy about that. In the 24-hour period between midnight Aug. 29, 1936 and midnight Aug. 30, 1936, 5,224 vehicles cro s se d t he br id ge, wh ich w a s
President Franklin Roosevelt dedicated the bridge from his yacht, Sequoia.
March 2019 Tidewater Times