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Allender Road Bridge

Photos 

View Of Bridge In Setting, Looking Northeast

Photo taken by Rob Tucher for the Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #313726

Map 

Description 

The Allender Road Bridge was declared eligible for National Register listing by the Maryland State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) because it retains two riveted plate girders, which were deemed its character-defining elements. These girders were part of a 60-foot turntable erected about 1892 by the West Virginia and Pittsburgh Railroad in Camden-on-Gauley, West Virginia. They were used in the construction of this standard-design wood-trestle bridge during World War II, when the availability of steel structural materials was limited. Their use represents the response and adaptation of the Baltimore and Ohio and other railroads to wartime scarcity.

-- Historic American Engineering Record

Facts 

Overview
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Csx Railroad on Allender Road
Location
Baltimore County, Maryland
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1945 by Baltimore & Ohio Railroad; Replaced 1998
Design
Deck plate girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 50.9 ft.
Total length: 215.9 ft.
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.40080, -76.40699   (decimal degrees)
39°24'03" N, 76°24'25" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/378854/4362199 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 65496 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 09/1995)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 4.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1988)
3,074

Update Log 

  • January 15, 2015: Added by Dave King

Sources 

  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • HAER MD-124 - Allender Road Bridge, Spanning CSX Transportation railroad tracks at Allender Road, White Marsh, Baltimore County, MD