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I-895 Curtis Bay Steel Bridge

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I-895 Steel Bridge

View from northwest (from private property, requires stepladder to shoot over fence)

Photo taken by Alexander D. Mitchell IV in Sept. 2014

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BH Photo #309167

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Street Views 

Description 

Known as "The Steel Bridge on 895" on local radio traffic reports

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over CSX Transportation Curtis Bay Yards on I-895 between Brooklyn and Curtis Bay in Baltimore City
Location
Baltimore, Maryland
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1957; rehabilitated 1980
Railroads
- Baltimore & Ohio Railroad (B&O; BO)
- CSX Railroad (CSX)
Design
K-truss through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 483.9 ft.
Total length: 1,756.0 ft.
Deck width: 60.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 20.0 ft.
Also called
"The Steel Bridge"
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.24089, -76.59634   (decimal degrees)
39°14'27" N, 76°35'47" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/362236/4344722 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Curtis Bay
Average daily traffic (as of 2010)
71,100
Inventory number
BH 19743 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of February 2015)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 67 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • December 6, 2016: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • July 15, 2015: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • December 4, 2014: New Street View added by Alexander D. Mitchell IV
  • November 27, 2014: Updated by Alexander D. Mitchell IV: Changed name, added photos, corrected several errors
  • October 16, 2012: Updated by Alexander D. Mitchell IV: added street view, name
  • May 5, 2010: New Street View added by Nathan Holth

Sources 

  • Nathan Holth
  • Alexander D. Mitchell IV
  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Comments 

I-895 Curtis Bay Steel Bridge
Posted December 15, 2017, by Elliott R Plack (elliott [dot] plack [at] gmail [dot] com)

There is a plaque on this bridge that I'd like to get a photo of but is in a near impossible place to do so. The plaque is on the first truss span that rises above the roadway, facing the roadway, on the southbound side. Here's a Google Street View Map of it, but this angle makes it impossible to see: https://goo.gl/maps/e8EKPbFNoYo

Do any BH members have a clear, up-close shot of this plaque?