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Crum Road Bridge




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BH Photo #194247


Bowstring pony truss bridge over Ballenger Creek on the Ballenger Creek Park Nature Trail
Frederick, Frederick County, Maryland
Open to pedestrians
Originally built on Crum Road near Walkersville; later relocated to Ballenger Creek Park on a walking trail
- Wrought Iron Bridge Co. of Canton, Ohio
Wrought iron Bowstring pony truss
Also called
Ballenger Creek Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.38134, -77.45149   (decimal degrees)
39°22'53" N, 77°27'05" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/288852/4361962 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory number
BH 48257 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 22, 2011: Updated by Anthony Dillon: Retracted some of my previous information based on new photographs.
  • March 21, 2011: New photos from Daniel McFarland
  • February 26, 2011: Updated by Anthony Dillon: Added historic name, date and builder.
  • February 26, 2011: Added by James McCray

Related Bridges 


  • James McCray - jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Daniel McFarland


Crum Road Bridge
Posted March 22, 2011, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

I think I saw this bridge listed as a King in the state Bridge Inventory last night too. That may be where the rumor started. In my opinion the HBI is wrong. Wouldn't be the first time I found errors in an HBI.

Crum Road Bridge
Posted March 22, 2011, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Ummmmm........did I do that????

I actually entered this information based off of that which I found on the King Bridge site:


And of course as you can see there, the picture is inconclusive as to an actual builder.

Therefore.......after seeing Daniels recent photos..... I would say indeed that this is NOT a KBC structure and highly likely a WIBCo. product.

OR MAYBE I was just testing you diehard Pontists out there to see just who would catch it!?....hmmmm ;-)

Crum Road Bridge
Posted March 22, 2011, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

If this bridge was built by the King Bridge Co. it would be the only example that I personally know of on which they used Keystone Columns. A great find either way.

Crum Road Bridge
Posted March 21, 2011, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

King Bridge? Don't we mean Wrought Iron Bridge Company?

Ballenger Creek Park Nature Trail Bridge
Posted February 26, 2011, by James McCray (jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com)

need help: came across this bowstring bridge and could not find any information on it. it obviously was relocated here from somewhere else, so where from? who built it? what year is it? etc.