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Amtrak - Gunpowder River Bridge

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Amtrak -Gunpowder River Bridge

Oliver Beach MD

Photo taken by Douglas Butler in April 2013

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BH Photo #284750

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Description 

The bascule lift bridge is a twin of the Perryman bridge

Facts 

Overview
Girder bridge over Gunpowder River on Amtrak RR
Location
Oliver Beach, Baltimore County, Maryland, and Harford County, Maryland
Status
Open to rail traffic, draw mechanism removed
Future prospects
Long-term plans for replacement
History
Built 1912-13 one track at a time to replace wooden pile trestle
Builders
- Gustav Lindenthal of Brno, Cisleithania, Austro-Hungarian Empire (Now known as Brno, South Moravia, Czech Republic) (Engineer)
- Strauss Bascule Bridge Co. of Chicago, Illinois
Railroads
- Amtrak (AMTK)
- Commuter Rail
- Maryland Area Regional Commuter (MARC)
- Norfolk Southern Railway (NS)
- Northeast Corridor (NEC)
Design
Concrete deck girder trestle with one through girder bascule lift span
Dimensions
Total length: 4,853.0 ft. (0.9 mi.)
Also called
PRR - Gunpowder River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.38387, -76.35091   (decimal degrees)
39°23'02" N, 76°21'03" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/383654/4360246 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Edgewood
Inventory number
BH 61216 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 15, 2017: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • October 25, 2014: Photo imported by Ian Martin
  • August 7, 2014: Updated by Luke: Added category "Gustav Lindenthal"; Removed other category
  • August 7, 2014: Updated by Alexander D. Mitchell IV: Added details, corrected mistakes
  • June 3, 2014: Updated by Luke Harden: Noted that the state of Maryland and Amtrak are considering options for replacing Gunpowder with a higher-capacity bridge
  • June 3, 2014: Added by Douglas Butler

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