9 votes

Old Paper Mill Bridge



Inside the Arch on the East Side



Street View 


Bridge over Loch Raven Reservoir (Gunpowder Falls) on an old alignment of Paper Mill Rd
Cockeysville, Baltimore County, Maryland
Closed to all traffic
Built 1922; bypassed 2000; rehabilitated in 1968 and again as historic landmark in 2007
- Bethlehem Steel Co. of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
- James P. Greiner (Designer/Engineer)
Length of largest span: 361.0 ft.
Total length: 521.0 ft.
Deck width: 22.0 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.50195, -76.62262   (decimal degrees)
39°30'07" N, 76°37'21" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/360488/4373738 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory number
BH 37359 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 12/1999)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 66.1 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1994)

Update Log 

  • January 14, 2016: Updated by Nathan Holth: Merge NBI
  • November 6, 2013: New Street View added by J.P.
  • September 17, 2008: New photo from James Gonzalski
  • September 3, 2008: Added by James Gonzalski



Old Paper Mill Bridge
Posted March 18, 2013, by Julie Bowers (jbowerz1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Visited here and used this road many times while visiting my daughter. YOu can't get on the bridge, but they saved it and it has a great plaque explaining.

The Corten Steel Arch bridge is nice in that it mirrors the size, but I did see signs of the rust dripping on every little thing.

Old Paper Mill Bridge
Posted May 17, 2012, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Indeed that had come to mind when I saw this one.

Came across the other one in 2010 and was amazed at portal treatments...guess I just forgot to take the time back then to see what else this county had to offer.

Old Paper Mill Bridge
Posted May 17, 2012, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)


Don't forget the bridge has a stylistically similar truss companion not too far away either: http://www.bridgehunter.com/md/baltimore-city/200000BC651001...

Old Paper Mill Bridge
Posted May 16, 2012, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

WOW...this one is amazing!

Can't believe I've been cruising around this site for over 5 years now and missed it until now!