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 Bank of Ocean City is again sponsoring the Stephen Decatur High School football team and presenting awards to the top performers from the weekly games. Above, from left, are Head Coach Bob Knox, Week Seven MVP Dontae Baines and Bank of Ocean City’s Earl Conley.
Ocean City Elementary School recently had a visit from the Ocean City Fire Department for Fire Prevention Week. Above, Ronin Brooks from Laura Black’s kindergarten class is demonstrating how to “get out and stay out.”
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
Firefighters from the Showell and Ocean Pines Volunteer Fire Departments recently visited Showell Elementary School for Fire Prevention Day. The students learned about the importance of checking their smoke detectors, planning an escape route in the event of a fire at home and remembering to stay low in a fire.
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
Berlin Intermediate School students Allie Marx, Riley Rayne, Ian Ramnarain, Jaiden Denk, PNC’s Roxanne Williams, Ali Braciszewski, Aiden Morrison are pictured awaiting customers at the BIS/PNC Bank held the second Thursday of each month at Berlin Intermediate School.
Boys are prone to roughhousing, but it’s difficult to accept the brutality I witness between my sons as just normal brother behavior. It’s amazing to me how violently they play together at times and how rough they are with each other on a routine basis. Most of the time there is equal culpability, but what disturbs me the most is … Continue reading
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
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