Rating:
4 votes

Vinegar Hill Road Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Daniel McFarland

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BH Photo #132696

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Little Gunpowder Falls on Vinegar Hill Road in Kingsville
Location
Baltimore County, Maryland, and Harford County, Maryland
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1894; rehabilitated 2000
Design
Pin-connected, 6-panel Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 74.2 ft.
Total length: 77.1 ft.
Deck width: 14.1 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 1.0 ft.
Recognition
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
Inventory number
BH 19612 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 05/2015)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 61.9 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
500

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

Sources 

Comments 

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!