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Harry W. Nice Memorial Bridge

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Harry W. Nice Memorial Bridge

US 301 northbound going onto the Harry W. Nice Memorial Bridge.

Photo taken by Ian Ligget in April 2010

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Overview
Through truss bridge over Potomac River on US 301
Location
Charles County, Maryland
Status
Open to traffic
Future prospects
At risk for demolition, since alternatives to "improve" the crossing are under consideration.
History
Built 1939; rehabilitated 1984
Design
"Arch Cantilever" style cantilever through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 799.9 ft.
Total length: 10,050.4 ft. (1.9 mi.)
Deck width: 24.6 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 16.0 ft.
Also called
Governor Harry W. Nice Memorial Bridge
Potomac River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.36000, -77.00000   (decimal degrees)
38°21'36" N, 77°00'00" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/325258/4247652 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Dahlgren
Inventory number
BH 19642 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 05/2011)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 46.5 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2010)
17,850

Update Log 

  • July 9, 2014: New photo from Andrew Raker
  • August 5, 2010: New photos from Ian Ligget
  • April 19, 2010: Updated by Nathan Holth: Bridge may be at risk for demolition.

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