Sandy Island Bridge


1919 - Present

Other Names





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This bridge, erected in 1919, carries Maryland Route 287 over the Choptank River east of Goldsboro, Maryland. It replaced an earlier bridge of unknown age.  The 1919 bridge consists of four concrete arches, two measuring 48 feet in length and two 51 feet in length, which carry a 20 foot wide roadbed.  Luten Bridge Company of York, Pennsylvania built the bridge from designs of the Maryland State Roads Commission.

It represents the only historic concrete bridge in Caroline County and one of only nine of the same structural type throughout the state road network, identified by the Maryland Historical Trust for the Maryland Department of Transportation in a jointly conducted survey which took place during 1980-81. This bridge is notable for its particularly attractive site, a low run through the forest and over the narrow upper reaches of the Choptank River. Two bridge bronze plaques identify the builder and State Roads Commission.


Travel Upriver

Travel Downriver

River Sections:
Lower Choptank
Lower Tributaries
Middle Choptank

Historic Sites on the Upper Choptank River

Todd Wharf
Downes Landing
Two Johns
Keenes Landing
Towers Wharf
Potters Landing
Potters Mill
Lyford Landing
Pealiquor Ldg
Pungy Shipwreck
Watts Creek
Vesper Shipwreck
West Denton
Denton Wharves
Denton Bridges
Denton Ferries
Pig Point
Neck Meeting House
QARR Bridge
Adams Landing
Ridgely Waterfront
Hardcastle Ldg
Barwicks Ferry
Melvills Warehse
Smith Landing
Brigantine Ldg
Sangstons Ldg
Passapea Ldg
Landing Ck Ldg
Brick Mill Landing
G'boro Wharves
G'boro Bridges
Sandy Is Bridge
Choptank Mills