B&ASL - Severn River Bridge
Photo taken by Douglas Butler in May 2016
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BH Photo #353647
Trussel went from point of land south of your dot and went strait across Severn
I remember the trussle to the mid 80's
I wrote too quickly. The pointer has been moved to the correct location.
I have lived near this crossing for almost fifty years. There was an accident on this bridge (the truss was left open) in 1913. Therefore this bride is older than 1913. The swing trestle was removed in the late 1960's, although the rest of the wooden trestle was not removed until the 1980's. The photograph gives some sense of how small the swing trestle was. The upper end of the Severn River above Annapolis has never been commercially important. The pointer is not anywhere near the location of the bridge. It crossed from Manresa to Wardour, upriver from the Naval Academy bridge and below the present US50 bridge.