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Driving Route - Black

Driving the Black Route, 33 miles

Leave south side Depot Parking lot, turning right on High Street.  At stop sign turn left onto Bridgeton Road.  Continue South on Bridgeton Road.  (As an option you may turn left on Wimmer Road to see #12 CROOKS Bridge, 1/4 mile of gravel road and return back to Bridgeton Road).

As you are traveling on Bridgeton Road you will see #11 MC ALLISTER BRIDGE on your left on County Road 400S (the route does not turn here, however you can visit the bridge and return to Bridgeton Road, turn left at stop sign and continue the Black Route).

Next you will see #10 NEET BRIDGE on the left.  Stay on Bridgeton Road and you will come into Bridgeton and see #8 BRIDGETON BRIDGE.  The Bridgeton Bridge was burned by arson in 2005, and the bridge you now see was built in 2006.

After crossing the concrete by-pass bridge in Bridgeton, turn left on Hawkins Road. Turn left onto Mansfield Road and proceed as you cross State Road 59 into Mansfield.

After you cross into Mansfield, continue on Mill Road until you get to the Mansfield Roller Mill. Turn around and turn left on Martin Road which then takes you through the Mansfield Covered Bridge.

Turn right on 775 East.
Turn left on 720 South.
Turn left on 1000 East.
Turn left on Ferndale Road.

Optional: Turn right on Dam Road to drive across Cecil M Harden Lake Reservoir Dam, returning to Ferndale Road.

Continue on Ferndale Road.
Turn right onto State Road 59.
Turn left onto New Discovery Road.
Turn right onto Bridgeton Road to return back to Rockville.


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