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Augustine Cutoff Bridge

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Where B & O R. R. crosses historic Brandywine River, at Wilmington, Del.

Boston Public Library

License: Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY)

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BH Photo #316477

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Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Deck truss bridge over Brandywine Creek on Augustine Cutoff in Wilmington
Location
Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1885 for B&O Railroad, replaced with stone arch bridge 1910; reappropriated as road bridge 1920; original Pratt truss replaced with Warren truss 1980; Rehabilitated 2002
Railroads
- Baltimore & Ohio Railroad (B&O; BO)
- Rail-to-road
Design
Warren deck truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 164.1 ft.
Total length: 826.2 ft.
Deck width: 40.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.76111, -75.55667   (decimal degrees)
39°45'40" N, 75°33'24" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/452317/4401391 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Wilmington North
Inventory number
BH 12285 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 07/2015)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 92.4 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
10,309

Update Log 

  • June 28, 2015: Updated by Alexander D. Mitchell IV: Updated history
  • February 18, 2015: Photo imported by Dave King
  • March 19, 2011: New Street View added by J.P.
  • August 16, 2010: Updated by D. Thomsen: Brandywine Creek

Sources 

  • D. Thomsen - dcthomsen [at] comcast [dot] net
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Todd Wilson
  • Alexander D. Mitchell IV