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Old United States Naval Academy Bridge

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Severn River Bridge

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Photo taken by Douglas Butler in April 2013

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Overview
Deck girder bridge over Severn River on Route 450
Location
Naval Academy, Anne Arundel County, Maryland
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1924, Rehabbed 1979 after 4 of the easternmost spans were found to be in poor condition in 1978, Replaced 1995
Builders
- J. E. Greiner Co. of Baltimore, Maryland & Chicago, Illinois
- Strauss Bascule Bridge Co. of Chicago, Illinois
Design
Deck girder bascule
24 steel arches
4 spans of steel stringer replacing 4 of the 24 steel arches
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 95.1 ft.
Total length: 1,862.0 ft.
Deck width: 22.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.99422, -76.48607   (decimal degrees)
38°59'39" N, 76°29'10" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/371305/4317185 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Annapolis
Inventory number
BH 61507 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 10/1991)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 4.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1988)
19,225

Update Log 

  • February 23, 2015: Photo imported by Dave King
  • June 25, 2014: Updated by Luke Harden: Added more info from NRHP registration form PDF
  • June 25, 2014: Added by Douglas Butler

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