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Loch Raven Reservoir Bridge

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Photo taken by James Gonzalski in October 2009

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Overview
Three-span through truss bridge over Loch Raven Reservoir / Gunpowder Falls on Warren Road (old MD 143)
Location
Baltimore County, Maryland
Status
Open to traffic
Future prospects
Closed March 23, 2016 pending emergency repairs to deck and members; reopened August 8, 2016
History
Built 1923; rehabilitated 1994
Design
Three 9 panel riveted Parker through trusses with vertical endposts.
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 212.9 ft.
Total length: 640.1 ft.
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 14.5 ft.
Also called
Warren Road Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.48860, -76.60940   (decimal degrees)
39°29'19" N, 76°36'34" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/361599/4372235 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Towson
Elevation
270 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 19613 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 03/2014)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 55.9 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2007)
5,315

Update Log 

  • August 8, 2016: Updated by Alexander D. Mitchell IV: Bridge reopened after repairs
  • March 24, 2016: Updated by Alexander D. Mitchell IV: Bridge closed indefinitely for emergency repairs March 23, 2016
  • July 7, 2015: New photos from David McCardell
  • March 18, 2013: Updated by Alexander D. Mitchell IV: Corrected location to Baltimore County, not Baltimore City.
  • June 13, 2011: Updated by Robert Elder: Added Vertical endposts to Categories.
  • June 13, 2011: Updated by Alexander D. Mitchell IV: Corrected location (not in city)
  • May 6, 2010: Updated by Anthony Dillon: Added truss type
  • May 5, 2010: New Street View added by Nathan Holth
  • February 7, 2010: Updated by James Gonzalski: Corrected Location; additional information in 'Carries' and 'Crosses' fields; entered GPS coordinates.

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Loch Raven Reservoir Bridge
Posted August 10, 2016, by Glyn Robinson (contactbluebird [at] hotmail [dot] com)

sharp! glad it's still being used.

Warren Road Bridge
Posted June 13, 2011, by Spanfan (susorcar [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Beautiful!

Warren Road Bridge
Posted May 6, 2010, by Tom Hoffman (tehoffm [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Spectacular Bridge!

Warren Road Bridge
Posted February 7, 2010, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Wow!......this is a beauty!! Puts me in mind of the ill-fated Bridgeport Bridge. Hard to believe they would have built such an ornate span in the 1920's, looks more like something from the late 1800's.

Warren Road Bridge
Posted February 7, 2010, by James Gonzalski

Warren Rd bridge is located entirely within Baltimore County, but since Loch Raven Reservoir and the Warren Rd bridge are owned by Baltimore City, it is classified as such in the National Bridge Inventory.