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WB&A - Crain Highway Overpass

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WB&A-Crain Highway overpass

Information and illustrations derived from a paper by William H. Ross Jr. ca 1931

Photo taken by Royce and Bobette Haley

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BH Photo #295863

Map 

Description 

WB&A used one of their cantilevered turntables from the Bladens Street station, which they bought in 1921, as the bridge. Because the WB&A was electrified they could be run in reverse and hence didn't need the turntable at the station.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Bridge over Jabez Branch on WB&A RR
Location
Anne Arundel County, Maryland
Status
Removed but not replaced
History
1921 cantilevered railroad turntable
Railroads
- Interurban
- Washington, Baltimore & Annapolis Electric Railway (WB&A)
Design
Cantilevered railroad turntable
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 54.4 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 14.6 ft.
Also called
Later known as B&O bridge #4
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.05865, -76.65446   (decimal degrees)
39°03'31" N, 76°39'16" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/356851/4324587 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Odenton
Inventory number
BH 63139 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 26, 2014: Updated by Luke: Added category "Washington, Baltimore & Annapolis Electric Railway"
  • September 26, 2014: Added by Royce and Bobette Haley

Sources 

  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com