Vanishing Ocean City With Bunk Mann

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The first bridge to carry automobile traffic into Ocean City was approved by the Maryland General Assembly in 1916 but did not officially open until July 4, 1919. Known to locals as the “State Roads Bridge,” it had a single lane in each direction. It crossed the Sinepuxent Bay at its most narrow point and entered Ocean City at Worcester Street in the center of the old downtown.

This bridge was damaged in the Hurricane of 1933 that destroyed the nearby railroad bridge and also created the Inlet. For the three days it took to repair the State Roads Bridge, no automobile traffic was able to enter or leave Ocean City except by the long and sand-covered route through Delaware. The photo above was taken four days after the hurricane in 1933.

The State Roads Bridge was replaced by the current Route 50 Bridge in 1942.

Photo courtesy Travis Langworthy


The Resorter … Revisited

Summer of 1977 Volume XIII Edition 7   Issue Highlights   • This week’s “Resorter Girl” was 17-year-old Nancy Machado, an Oxen Hill resident who worked at South Moon Under • In Donaway Furniture’s ad, the motto was “We Just Look Expensive …” It also read “Master Charge & Bank Americard Honored.” • Among stores included at Shantytown in West Ocean City were … Continue reading

Things I Like

Cold fruit on the beach   Genuine excitement from my kids   Leaving church inspired   Old Bay on eggs   Kevin Spacey in ‘House of Cards’   The foliage along Harrison Road   Cathartic morning workouts   An old school wall pencil sharpener   Coming into a clean desk on Mondays   A variety of colorful mums in a … Continue reading

Worcester Prep Fifth Grade Class Takes Part In Kite Flying Day

It was Kite Flying Day in Alayne Shockley’s fifth grade class at Worcester Preparatory School. Students show some of their handmade kites, which were created during their study of flight and rocketry. Pictured, front from left, are Gavin Burton and Amith Tatineni; second row, Ayush Batra, Pranay Sanwal, Anna Marie Buas, Kate Conaway, Lily Baeurle, Sumira Sehgal, Puja Jani, Olivia … Continue reading

Annual Red Ribbon Campaign Teaches Students About Drug Awareness

The Red Ribbon Campaign is an annual celebration that ran from Oct. 20-24. This event helps to educate students about drug awareness and prevention. Many different activities happen throughout the week. Several of our students won prizes to kick off Red Ribbon Week. Pictured, back from left, are Kayden Hamby, Lauren Myers, Maura Vosburg, Brett Berquist, Jessa Hoover, Summer Vorsteg … Continue reading