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WM - Potomac River Bridge #2

Photos 

Perspective view of Bridge No. 1348, Second Potomac and C&O Canal Crossing, from West Virginia shore, 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 #321680

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Warren deck truss bridge over Potomac River on Abandoned Western Maryland Railway
Location
Allegany County, Maryland, and Morgan County, West Virginia
Status
Closed to all traffic
History
Built 1904
Builder
- Pennsylvania Steel Co. of Steelton, Pennsylvania
Railroad
- Western Maryland Railway (WM)
Design
Warren deck truss with all verticals
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 150.0 ft.
Total length: 1,367.0 ft.
Skew angle
28 degrees
Also called
WM - Bridge B134.8
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.60599, -78.42479   (decimal degrees)
39°36'22" N, 78°25'29" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/721091/4387195 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Paw Paw
Inventory number
BH 50452 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 6, 2011: Updated by J.P.: forgot bridge crosses state line and corrected that.

Sources 

Comments 

Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Bridge
Posted December 7, 2011, by Barry (bllauver [at] toad [dot] net)

Not absolutely certain. I think you will find that this bridge was part of the Western Maryland Railway, which crossed and recrossed the Potomac River many times between Hancock MD and Cumberland MD. The low grade (original) B&O line followed the West Virginia bank of the Potomac almost all the way to Cumberland.