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Chesapeake City Bridge (Old)

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Chesapeake & Delaware Canal Bridge

Destroyed

Photo taken by Douglas Butler in April 2013

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BH Photo #285236

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss vertical lift bridge over Chesapeake & Delaware Canal on MD 213
Location
Chesapeake City, Cecil County, Maryland
Status
Destroyed by collision & replaced
History
Destroyed July 28, 1942 by M/V Franz Klasen; Replaced 1948
Builder
- Phoenix Bridge Co. of Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
Design
Pratt through truss vertical lift
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.52947, -75.81485   (decimal degrees)
39°31'46" N, 75°48'53" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/429969/4375851 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Elkton
Inventory number
BH 61336 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 13, 2017: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • January 17, 2016: Updated by Luke: Added common name + ship collision info
  • June 12, 2014: Added by Douglas Butler

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