May 25, 2006

Rock Run Tollhouse

This tollhouse served a bridge across the Susquehanna River. The bridge was in operation from 1818 - 1856. It was the first bridge across the lower Susquehanna, and like so many that came afterwards, it was swept away in a flood, but not before burning down once. Then there was the time it lost a span to stampeding cattle. The bridge was a covered bridge; we don't think of long bridges being covered, but they were, railroad bridges too. Today the tollhouse is part of Maryland's Susquehanna State Park.