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WM - Potomac River Bridge #5

Photo 

Bridge No. 1407, Fifth Potomac Crossing, looking west as the WM roadbed cuts across Bevan Bend, West Virginia, at left

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 #321669

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Deck Truss bridge over Potomac River on Abandoned Western Maryland Railway
Location
Allegany County, Maryland, and Morgan County, West Virginia
Status
Intact but closed to all traffic
History
Built 1905
Builder
- Pennsylvania Steel Co. of Steelton, Pennsylvania
Railroad
- Western Maryland Railway (WM)
Design
Warren deck truss with alternating verticals
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 125.0 ft.
Total length: 636.0 ft.
Also called
WM - Bridge B140.7
WM - Bridge 1407
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.55040, -78.45060   (decimal degrees)
39°33'01" N, 78°27'02" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/719050/4380962 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Paw Paw
Inventory number
BH 58363 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 10, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Removed other county,
  • October 10, 2013: Added by Michael Miller

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