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Augustine Cutoff Bridge (Old)

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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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Description 

Wrought iron, pin-connected, Pratt-type truss superstructure mounted on granite masonry piers; originally served as bridge for the B&O Railroad.

-- Historic American Engineering Record

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; Converted to road bridge 1920; Pratt truss replaced with Warren truss 1980;
Builders
- Andrews & Locke of Baltimore, Maryland (Fabrication)
- Johns Riddle Sons & Co. (Substructure)
Railroad
- Baltimore & Ohio Railroad (B&O; BO)
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
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
10,309
Inventory number
BH 12285 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of July 2015)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 92.4 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • May 4, 2018: Updated by Luke: Added builders & HAER imagery
  • May 3, 2018: Updated by Luke: Split entry
  • 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

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Sources 

  • D. Thomsen - dcthomsen [at] comcast [dot] net
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Todd Wilson
  • Alexander D. Mitchell IV
  • Luke
  • HAER DE-20 - Augustine Bridge, Brandywine River,Augustine Cutoff, Wilmington, New Castle County, DE