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Bennies Hill Road Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Daniel McFarland

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BH Photo #132667

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Bowstring pony truss bridge over Catoctin Creek on Bennies Hill Road
Location
Frederick County, Maryland
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built ca. 1889 by the King Iron Bridge Co.
Builder
- King Iron Bridge Co. of Cleveland, Ohio [also known as King Bridge Co.]
Design
Bowstring pony truss
Dimensions
Span length: 94.2 ft.
Total length: 94.2 ft.
Deck width: 13.1 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on June 27, 1979
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.40939, -77.56978   (decimal degrees)
39°24'34" N, 77°34'11" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/278751/4365359 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Middletown
Average daily traffic (as of 2009)
103
Inventory numbers
NRHP 79003265 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 19650 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of September 2016)
Overall condition: Good
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 47.6 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • January 27, 2009: New photos from Daniel McFarland

Sources 

Comments 

Bennies Hill Road Bridge
Posted March 22, 2014, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Interesting Blog from 2009 describing the restoration:

http://lewsotherpics.blogspot.com/search?q=bowstring

Bennies Hill Road Bridge
Posted February 5, 2010, by Harold Scudder (hlscudder [at] cablespeed [dot] com)

A beautiful bridge in a nice area. I like the 'S' curve of the road. The bowstring structure is always fascinating.