The Sassafras River Drawbridge in 1968

The old Sassafras River Drawbridge, the vital link between Georgetown and Fredericktown, had been around for 51 years in 1968, when a Whig photojournalist did a piece called the “The Keeper of the Bridge.”  The tenders that June were D Raymond Hill of Kennedyville on the dayshift and Harry Redding of Galena on nights.  They were responsible for raising and lowering the structure during that busy summer, letting boats pass through.

The Sassafras River Bridge between Fredericktown and Georgetown, the link between Kent and Cecil counties. Source:  Cecil Whig, June 1968

he Sassafras River Bridge between Fredericktown and Georgetown, the link between Kent and Cecil counties. Source: Cecil Whig, June 1968

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D. Raymond Hill, the bridge tender at the Drawbridge between Cecil and Kent counties.

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