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Weems Creek Bridge

Photos 

View Of West Elevation, Looking East From Rowe Boulevard

Photo taken for the Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #310387

Map 

Description 

This bridge is one of only three remaining swing span bridges in Maryland and is the oldest of the three. It is important in the history of transportation in Maryland as a relatively rare example of the way in which residents combined navigation on Maryland's waterways with the requirement for vehicular roads to move goods and people.

-- Historic American Engineering Record

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pony truss bridge over Weems Creek on MD Route 436
Location
Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Maryland
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1929; Reconstructed 1969; Replaced 1996
Builder
- Mullan Contracting Co. of Baltimore, Maryland
Design
Warren pony truss with all verticals
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 47.9 ft.
Total length: 360.9 ft.
Deck width: 23.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.99274, -76.50793   (decimal degrees)
38°59'34" N, 76°30'29" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/369408/4317052 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 65041 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 09/1991)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 16.6 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1990)
4,100

Update Log 

  • December 27, 2014: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • December 26, 2014: Added by Dave King

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Sources 

  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • HAER MD-112 - Weems Creek Bridge, Spanning Weems Creek at MD Route 436, Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, MD
  • Douglas Butler