4 votes

Vinegar Hill Road Bridge


Photo taken by Daniel McFarland


BH Photo #132696


Street View 


Through truss bridge over Little Gunpowder Falls on Vinegar Hill Road in Kingsville
Baltimore County, Maryland, and Harford County, Maryland
Open to traffic
Built 1894; rehabilitated 2000
Pin-connected, 6-panel Pratt through truss
Length of largest span: 74.2 ft.
Total length: 77.1 ft.
Deck width: 14.1 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 1.0 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.44720, -76.38092   (decimal degrees)
39°26'50" N, 76°22'51" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/381177/4367315 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
White Marsh
Average daily traffic (as of 2017)
Inventory number
BH 19612 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of May 2017)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 61.9 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • August 3, 2014: New Street View added by Ralph Demars
  • January 21, 2013: New photos from Rachel Lipton
  • January 28, 2009: New photos from Daniel McFarland



Vinegar Hill Road Bridge
Posted January 13, 2016, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Historic Bridge Inventory says that this bridge was built 1884 (not 1894) and by the Penn Bridge Company and cites Proceedings of County Commissioners as the source. So it seems to be documented. But this is unlike anything built by Penn Bridge. Did Penn Bridge perhaps erect a bridge fabricated by others?

Vinegar Hill Road Bridge
Posted May 17, 2012, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

I am away from my notes, but I believe the round struts indicate this is one of (two?) bridges built by Gilbert and Smith of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

Vinegar Hill Road Bridge
Posted May 16, 2012, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Very unique round struts!