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Choptank River Railroad Drawbridge

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PC - Choptank River Bridge

Abandoned

Photo taken by Douglas Butler in September 2015

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BH Photo #336897

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Description 

Railroad from Clayton to Easton owned and preserved intact by state-owned rail agencies but has been out of use for years account no traffic. Bridge has not been used since the 1980s at latest.

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned pony/through plate girder bridge over Choptank River on state-owned RR right of way
Location
West Denton, Caroline County, Maryland
Status
Abandoned
Future prospects
Railroad from Clayton to Easton owned and preserved intact by state-owned rail agencies but has been out of use for years account no traffic.
Railroads
- Baltimore & Eastern Railroad (B&E)
- Maryland & Delaware Railroad (MDDE)
- Penn Central Railroad (PC)
- Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
Design
Pony plate girder swing span
Also called
Queen Anne Railroad Bridge
PRR - Choptank River Bridge
B&E - Choptank River Bridge
Denton Railroad Drawbridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.89081, -75.83118   (decimal degrees)
38°53'27" N, 75°49'52" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/427916/4304987 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Denton
Inventory number
BH 69006 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 18, 2018: Updated by Alexander D. Mitchell IV: Updated and corrected ownership & history
  • November 14, 2015: Photo imported by Alexander D. Mitchell IV
  • August 29, 2015: New Street View added by Luke

Sources 

  • Luke
  • Douglas Butler
  • Pat Gavin
  • Alexander D. Mitchell IV