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WM - C&O Canal Bridge #6

Photos 

North elevation of Bridge No. 1628, Sixth C&O Canal Crossing, from canal towpath, looking west

Western Maryland Railway, Cumberland Extension, Pearre to North Branch, from WM milepost 125 to 160, Pearre, Washington County, MD

Photo taken for the Historic American Engineering Record

View this photo at lcweb2.loc.gov

BH Photo #321675

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned bridge over C&O Canal on Western Maryland West Subdivision
Location
Cumberland, Allegany County, Maryland
Status
Abandoned
Builder
- Pennsylvania Steel Co. of Steelton, Pennsylvania
Railroad
- Western Maryland Railway (WM)
Design
Pony plate girder
Dimensions
Total length: 89.2 ft.
Also called
WM - Bridge B162.8
WM - Bridge 1628
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.62210, -78.76558   (decimal degrees)
39°37'20" N, 78°45'56" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/691785/4388200 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Cresaptown
Inventory number
BH 50225 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 8, 2015: Updated by Ian Martin: Added railroad information, name change
  • November 16, 2011: Added by James McCray

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