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Apples Church Road Bridge

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Photo taken by Daniel McFarland

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Description 

Notes on build: "It is a gusset plate truss which was prefabricated using rivets in a factory, delivered to the site and assembled. The trusses came in two halves that were then bolted together at the site. Then the floor system was installed." SOURCE: 'Historic Bridges of Frederick County - Frederick County, Maryland Division of Public Works" Office of Transportation Engineering

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Overview
Pony truss bridge over Owens Creek on Apples Church Road
Location
Frederick County, Maryland
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1917; rehabilitated 1997
Builder
- York Bridge Co. of York, Pennsylvania
Design
Riveted Warren pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 62.0 ft.
Total length: 65.9 ft.
Deck width: 16.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.63066, -77.37060   (decimal degrees)
39°37'50" N, 77°22'14" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/296549/4389450 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Emmitsburg
Inventory number
BH 19648 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 10/2012)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 52.6 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2008)
350

Update Log 

  • November 6, 2013: New Street View added by J.P.
  • June 5, 2011: Updated by Jodi Christman: Added more details
  • January 27, 2009: New photo from Daniel McFarland

Sources 

  • Daniel McFarland
  • Jodi Christman - masterofchaos [at] outlook [dot] com
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com