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WM - Town Creek Bridge

Photos 

Bridge No. 1474, Town Creek Crossing, with C&O Canal Town Creek Aqueduct in background, looking south

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 #321915

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned deck plate girder bridge over Town Creek on Western Maryland West Subdivision
Location
Oldtown, Allegany County, Maryland
Status
Derelict/abandoned
History
Built 1905, second span added 1913, abandoned 1975
Builder
- Pennsylvania Steel Co. of Steelton, Pennsylvania
Railroad
- Western Maryland Railway (WM)
Design
Deck plate girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 80.0 ft.
Total length: 180.0 ft.
Also called
WM - Bridge 1474
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.52365, -78.54416   (decimal degrees)
39°31'25" N, 78°32'39" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/711091/4377768 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Oldtown
Inventory number
BH 66950 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 9, 2015: Added by Ian Martin

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