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MERC - Severn River Swing Bridge (Old)

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Replaced

Photo taken by Douglas Butler in April 2018

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BH Photo #420775

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost deck plate girder bridge over Severn River on Maryland Electric Railways Co.
Location
Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Maryland
Status
Destroyed by collision
History
Built 1887; Replaced 1913
Railroads
- Annapolis & Baltimore Short Line (A&BSL)
- Baltimore & Annapolis Railroad (BLA)
- Baltimore & Annapolis Shortline Railroad (B&ASL)
- Interurban
- Maryland Electric Railways Co. (MERC)
Design
Deck plate girder bridge swing
Also called
B&ASL - Severn River Swing Bridge (Old)
A&BSL - Severn River Swing Bridge (Old)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.00086, -76.49226   (decimal degrees)
39°00'03" N, 76°29'32" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/370781/4317930 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 80985 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 3, 2018: Updated by Luke: Corrected GPS + Edited entry to be for the predecessor bridge
  • April 3, 2018: Added by Douglas Butler

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