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US40 Patapsco River Bridge

Photos 

Patapsco River Rt. 40 Bridge

Photo from Md. DOT Facebook Page

Photo taken by Maryland DOT Feb. 2011

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BH Photo #197111

Map 

Description 

Bridge reconstructed 2014; replacement carries dual construction dates on parapet

Facts 

Overview
Concrete arch bridge over Patapsco River on US 40 in Woodlawn
Location
Ellicott City, Baltimore County, Maryland, and Howard County, Maryland
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1936; reconstructed using original arches 2014
Design
Open-spandrel deck arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 180.1 ft.
Total length: 334.0 ft.
Deck width: 49.9 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.29500, -76.78000   (decimal degrees)
39°17'42" N, 76°46'48" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/346503/4351024 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Ellicott City
Inventory number
BH 19598 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 04/2015)
Deck condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 66.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2009)
37,530

Update Log 

  • January 6, 2016: Updated by Alexander D. Mitchell IV: Reconstructed in kind and reopened 2015
  • October 29, 2013: Updated by Alexander D. Mitchell IV: Updated status: Reconstruction possibly involves replacement
  • September 15, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added cities
  • April 11, 2011: New photo from Alexander D. Mitchell IV

Sources 

Comments 

US40 Patapsco River Bridge
Posted October 30, 2013, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Nearly all... but not all... of the original bridge material was replaced. Some columns and the arch ribs remain. See attached presentations.

Attachment #1 (application/pdf; 4,948,945 bytes)

Attachment #2 (application/pdf; 3,783,163 bytes)

Patapsco River Bridge
Posted April 11, 2011, by Alexander D. Mitchell IV

Reconstruction to begin in May 2011, involving replacement of deck: http://www.explorehoward.com/news/82463/drivers-beware-patap...

Patapsco River Bridge
Posted September 24, 2010, by Alexander D. Mitchell IV (lner4472 [at] verizon [dot] net)

Demolition pending as of September 2010:

http://www.baltimoresun.com/features/commuting/bs-md-patapsc...