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CSX - Patapsco River Bridge

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From Howard County. Ilchester tunnel visible through the truss.

Photo taken by James Gonzalski in May 2009

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BH Photo #154569

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Overview
Through truss bridge over Patapsco River, Ilchester Road on CSX Railroad (formerly B&O Railroad Old Main Line)
Location
Ellicott City, Baltimore County, Maryland, and Howard County, Maryland
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1902 by the American Bridge Company; once carried 2 tracks
Builder
- American Bridge Co. of New York
Railroads
- Baltimore & Ohio Railroad (B&O; BO)
- CSX Railroad (CSX)
Design
Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 155.0 ft.
Total length: 273.0 ft.
Also called
Ilchester Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.25069, -76.76381   (decimal degrees)
39°15'02" N, 76°45'50" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/347803/4346079 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Ellicott City
Elevation
135 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 44048 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 24, 2016: New photo from Dave King
  • May 26, 2014: Updated by Luke Harden: Added cities
  • September 18, 2013: New Street View added by Dave King
  • February 8, 2010: New photos from Daniel McFarland
  • February 7, 2010: Updated by James Gonzalski: Updated approach span design

Sources 

  • James Gonzalski
  • Daniel McFarland
  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Luke