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McKinstry's Mills Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Jodi Christman 11/05/11

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BH Photo #219526

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Description 

The McKinstry Mill Road Bridge is a Warren pony truss steel bridge built in 1908 over Sam's Creek. The bridge has four panels with verticals extending from the top chord only. The deck is wood. On both the northeast and southwest inclined end posts are plates inscribed "Built by the York Bridge Co., York, Pa., 1908." On the southeast end post is a plate reading the names of the County Commissioners: Wm. H. Hogarth, L.H. Bowlus, H.M. Kefauver, L.C. Dinterman, J.S. Annan; R.K. Albaugh, Clark. The structure is the only metal truss bridge known to survive in Carroll County and is now owned by the county government. [From McKinstry's Mills NRHP Form]

Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge over Sams Creek on Pearre Road
Location
Carroll County, Maryland
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1908; rehabilitated 1997
Builder
- York Bridge Co. of York, Pennsylvania
Design
Warren pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 65.9 ft.
Total length: 67.9 ft.
Deck width: 12.1 ft.
Recognition
Listed as a contributing resource to the McKinstry's Mills Historic District
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.53333, -77.15833   (decimal degrees)
39°31'60" N, 77°09'30" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/314508/4378188 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Union Bridge
Average daily traffic (as of 2017)
23
Inventory number
BH 19632 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of May 2017)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 41.2 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • February 23, 2014: Updated by Dave King: Updated NRHP status
  • November 6, 2013: New Street View added by J.P.
  • November 5, 2011: New photos from Jodi Christman

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