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Falls Road Bridge

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https://waterdata.usgs.gov/md/nwis/uv?site_no=01581920

Photo From USGS Stream Guage Website

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BH Photo #458645

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Gunpowder Falls on Falls Road
Location
Baltimore County, Maryland
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1884; rehabilitated 1994
Design
Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 87.9 ft.
Total length: 91.9 ft.
Deck width: 12.1 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 14.5 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.61889, -76.69028   (decimal degrees)
39°37'08" N, 76°41'25" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/354941/4386946 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Hereford
Average daily traffic (as of 2013)
300
Inventory number
BH 19561 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of May 2017)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 64.8 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Categories 

Baltimore County, Maryland (89)
Maryland (746)
One-lane traffic (7,548)
Open (38,825)
Owned by county (20,251)
Pratt through truss (5,149)
Pratt truss (8,948)
Skewed (4,826)
Span length 75-100 feet (6,272)
Through truss (14,422)
Total length 75-100 feet (6,433)
Truss (31,769)

Update Log 

  • March 25, 2020: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • October 21, 2019: New photo from Nathan Holth

Sources 

Comments 

Falls Road Bridge
Posted March 26, 2020, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

The trusses are riveted and laced, the upper bracing is welded. I wonder if the 1994 rehab involved bringing in and strengthening a truss from elsewhere.

Falls Road Bridge
Posted March 25, 2020, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I concur with Mr. Holth... This is clearly not an 1884 span.

Falls Road Bridge
Posted October 21, 2019, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

This bridge looks like its been replaced with a modern truss that probably was claimed to be a "replica" but clearly isn't.