Curtis Creek Draw
Photo taken from Facebook, used with permission of photographer
BH Photo #271968
It is roughly a 350 Foot swing span.
I was wondering if anyone knows how long the part that turns is?
In 1968, I operated this bridge as a B&O employee.
It was part of the interlock (tower) system for the B&O.
I was a summer employee going to college, and qualified on many locations!
GREAT SUMMER JOB!
The tops of the rails in the pic are shiny too, showing that the rail is still in use.
Sorry to correct a previous commenter, but I have multiple maps and documentation showing this to be a former Baltimore & Ohio bridge, not a WM bridge, and this bridge is still in use. Perhaps this person is confusing this bridge with the former WM Spring Garden/Port Covington bridge up along Interstate 95, which is indeed out of service?
This bridge is still active and opens and closes multiple times a day for boat traffic.
This was a former Western Maryland bridge, not B&O. It is no longer active. CSX had used it for backup maneuvers to access nearby sidings, but they are no longer served.