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WM/CSX Overpass

Photos 

Bridge No. 1601, Third B&O Crossing, over CSX (former B&O) tracks and North Branch Road, looking northwest

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 #321688

Map 

Description 

WM Cumberland extension crossing of the B&O main just east of Mexico Farm. Remained in use as a spur after much of the West Sub. was abandoned by Chessie in 1975. Eventually removed by CSX in 2013 due to it being a clearance obstruction on the still-active former B&O main.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pony/through plate girder bridge over CSX Cumberland Subdivision (fmr B&O Mainline) on Western Maryland West Subdivision
Location
Allegany County, Maryland
Status
Removed but not replaced
History
Built 1904, removed by CSX 2013
Builder
- Pennsylvania Steel Co. of Steelton, Pennsylvania
Railroads
- Baltimore & Ohio Railroad (B&O; BO)
- CSX Railroad (CSX)
- Chessie System
- Western Maryland Railway (WM)
Design
Pony plate girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 85.0 ft.
Total length: 169.9 ft.
Also called
WM/B&O Overpass
WM - Bridge 1601
WM - Bridge B160.1
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.59067, -78.73844   (decimal degrees)
39°35'26" N, 78°44'18" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/694202/4384770 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Patterson Creek
Inventory number
BH 66944 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 8, 2015: Added by Ian Martin

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