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Chesapeake City Bridge (built before 1898)

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High bridge north view

Hereís a shot of the wooden swing bridge (High Bridge) looking north towards Chesapeake Cityís Hemphill Street. This bridge spanning the narrow canal was activated by the tender engaging a small electric motor. The bridge pivoted from the North Side and swung towards the east. Note the bridge tenderís shack at left.

Photo posted by R. Harper Hazel at rharperhazelpic.blogspot.com

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BH Photo #485413

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Facts 

Overview
Lost wooden swing bridge over Chesapeake & Delaware Canal on George Street/Hemphill Street
Location
Chesapeake City, Cecil County, Maryland
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built before 1898; Replaced 1927
Design
Wooden swing bridge
Also called
High Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.52874, -75.81163   (decimal degrees)
39°31'43" N, 75°48'42" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/430245/4375769 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 91179 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 13, 2020: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • November 10, 2020: New photos from Doug K

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