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Crum Road Bridge


Southwest View, Setting

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

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BH Photo #161658


Disassembled and awaiting reconstruction in Heritage park in Walkersville, MD


Bowstring pony truss bridge originally over Israel Creek on Crum Road
Frederick County, Maryland
Replaced by new bridge, Relocated to Heritage Park in Walkersville
Built 1880; dissassembled in 1994
- King Bridge Co. of Cleveland, Ohio
Bowstring pony truss
Span length: 62.0 ft.
Total length: 62.0 ft.
Deck width: 13.5 ft.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on December 28, 1978
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.47432, -77.34042   (decimal degrees)
39°28'28" N, 77°20'26" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/298688/4372028 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory numbers
NRHP 78001463 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 44816 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 9, 2010: Added by Robert Stephenson

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Crum Road Bridge
Posted March 13, 2021, by Art S. (Asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Interestingly, this bridge changed manufacturers when it was moved from its original location to its present one :^)

This bridge is listed as a King in this listing and WIBCo. in the listing for the new location (as the time of this posting and I'm leaving it for now because it is kind of interesting). The information in this listing was from the National Historic Register filing prepared during 1976-1977 and not contradicted by the HAER survey in 1993. The Register filing also had a build date of ca. 1890. Because the original documentation about the bridge wasn't available and national databases and the internet didn't exist, there wasn't any practical way to check.

We now know the bridge was made by the Wrought Iron Bridge Company (because of the 'Keystone Column' arch) in the early to mid 1870s. This new understanding of the bridge's history is based on the combined knowledge accumulated on this site.


Art S.

Here's a link to Maryland's description of the bridge: https://mht.maryland.gov/nr/NRTourDetail.aspx?FROM=NRTourDet...