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Devilbiss Bridge

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Nov 1977 view of CBW span

by Harwood for HAER

Photo uploaded by Art S.

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BH Photo #481650

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Description 

Covered bridge washed out June 1889. One span was salvageable so only western span ordered. WIBCo. won. It was then decided to relocate rather than reset the eastern span (now Utica Mills Covered Bridge). Eastern span then bid and won by Columbia Bridge Co. (successors to D.H. & C.C. Morrison, Columbia Bridge Works). Deck destroyed but not replaced in 1973. Bridge removed late in 1978 or later.

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The Devilbiss Covered bridge was washed out as a result of the Johnstown Flood. One span was destroyed, the other was salvageable. Initially it was decided to reset the salvageable covered span and replace the western span with a new iron bridge. The western span was put out for bid on June 28, 1889.

Wrought Iron Bridge Co. was awarded the western span on July 19, 1889.

Subsequently, it was decided to relocate rather than reset the covered span, which became the Utica Mills Covered bridge http://bridgehunter.com/md/frederick/utica-mills-covered/ Thus the eastern span was put out for bid and won by a different company - CBW!

One of the last Columbia Bridge Co. (CBW) bridges built. Awarded in Sept of 1889 for $3,035.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Monocacy River on Devilbiss Bridge Road
Location
Walkersville, Frederick County, Maryland
Status
No longer exists
History
Covered bridge washed out June 1889. One span was salvageable so only western span ordered. WIBCo. won. It was then decided to relocate rather than reset the eastern span (now Utica Mills Covered Bridge). Eastern span then bid and won by CBW
Builders
- Columbia Bridge Co. of Dayton, OH
- Columbia Bridge Works of Dayton, Ohio
- Wrought Iron Bridge Co. of Canton, Ohio
Design
Pratt through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.50711, -77.37722   (decimal degrees)
39°30'26" N, 77°22'38" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/295618/4375752 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 90653 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 15, 2020: Updated by Art Suckewer: added to description

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Sources 

  • Art Suckewer - Asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com

Comments 

Devilbiss Bridge
Posted September 15, 2020, by Art S. (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Columbia Bridge Works span of the week.

The Devilbiss Covered bridge was washed out as a result of the Johnstown Flood. One span was destroyed, the other was salvageable. Initially it was decided to reset the salvageable covered span and replace the western span with a new iron bridge. The western span was put out for bid on June 28, 1889.

Wrought Iron Bridge Co. was awarded the western span on July 19, 1889.

Subsequently, it was decided to relocate rather than reset the covered span, which became the Utica Mills Covered bridge http://bridgehunter.com/md/frederick/utica-mills-covered/ Thus the eastern span was put out for bid and won by a different company - CBW!

One of the last Columbia Bridge Co. (CBW) bridges built. Awarded in Sept of 1889 for $3,035.