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Calvert Street Bridge

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Baltimore, MD - Calvert Street Bridge

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Description 

Reportedly, three lion sculptures from this bridge were removed in 1957 and eventually ended up in a small park in Bolton Hill adjacent to the Francis Scott Key Monument.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Bowstring Truss Bridge on Calvert Street
Location
Baltimore, Maryland
Status
Demolished
History
Built 1878. Demolished ca. 1970s.
Builder
- Charles H. Latrobe of Baltimore, Maryland (Engineer)
Design
Bowstring pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 146.0 ft.
Total length: 600.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.30678, -76.61339   (decimal degrees)
39°18'24" N, 76°36'48" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/360895/4352061 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Baltimore East
Inventory number
BH 71878 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 10, 2018: New photos from Nathan Holth
  • July 10, 2018: Updated by Alexander D. Mitchell IV: Corrected misspelling in "name" category
  • July 9, 2018: Updated by Nathan Holth: Added build date, lengths, and bridge type, per historical article.
  • April 19, 2016: Added by ArtS

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Calvert Street Bridge
Posted July 10, 2018, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Trish Kane of the Burr Covered Bridge Resource Center in Oxford, NY sent me some amazing photos of this bridge and the nearby long-gone St. Paul Street Bridge http://bridgehunter.com/md/baltimore-city/st-paul-street/

This bridge had a plaque and its fancy text is hard to read, but looks like noted engineer C. H. Latrobe to me. I assume he did the St. Paul Street Bridge also, but I don't have 100% proof of that yet, so for that bridge I listed him as the assumed engineer.

These were really unusual heavy-duty bowstring truss bridges.