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CSX - Gunpowder River Bridge


CSX - B&O Gunpowder River Bridge

The quiet morning at Gunpowder State Park is interrupted by the roar of CSX locomotives 8775 and 3311 as CSX train Q141 speeds west on April 14, 2016, crossing the Big Gunpowder River at White Marsh.

Photo by Andrew Ordun via Facebook, used with permission

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BH Photo #351538


Two stone arch spans on southern/western approach; two concrete arch spans on northern/eastern approach


Deck Warren truss bridge with bowed lower chord over Gunpowder River on CSX Transportation (former Baltimore & Ohio RR,)
Baltimore County, Maryland
Open to traffic
Rebuilt by Baltimore & Ohio ca. 1906 as part of infrastructure upgrade at site of earlier bridge
- Baltimore & Ohio Railroad (BO)
- CSX Railroad (CSX)
Warren deck truss with all verticals; lower chord angled/bowed at end panels
Also called
B&O- Gunpowder River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.41176, -76.39363   (decimal degrees)
39°24'42" N, 76°23'37" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/380023/4363398 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
White Marsh
Inventory number
BH 64697 (Bridgehunter.com ID)


Arch (12,815)
Baltimore & Ohio Railroad (566)
Baltimore County, Maryland (98)
CSX Railroad (1,837)
Closed-spandrel arch (4,329)
Deck arch (12,037)
Deck truss (2,021)
Maryland (873)
Open (41,353)
Owned by railroad (13,976)
Railroad (16,920)
Stone arch (3,340)
Truss (37,697)
Warren deck truss (686)
Warren deck truss with all verticals (127)
Warren truss (7,159)

Update Log 

  • December 14, 2019: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • April 14, 2016: Updated by Alexander D. Mitchell IV: Changed to add CSX to name
  • December 14, 2014: Added by Alexander D. Mitchell IV