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Casselman River US 40 Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Janis Ford

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BH Photo #131877

Map 

Street View 

Description 

The bridge was rehabilitated in the autumn of 2008 through early spring 2009 and was re-opened before summer of 2009.

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Casselman River on US 40 ALT
Location
Garrett County, Maryland
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1932; rehabilitated 2008
Design
Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 132.9 ft.
Total length: 137.1 ft.
Deck width: 40.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 14.8 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.69605, -79.14254   (decimal degrees)
39°41'46" N, 79°08'33" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/659258/4395671 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Grantsville
Inventory number
BH 19692 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 09/2015)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 91.5 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
3,841

Categories 

Built 1932 (883)
Built during 1930s (10,553)
Garrett County, Maryland (32)
Have street view (22,058)
Maryland (651)
NR-eligible (3,971)
Open (36,533)
Owned by state (13,650)
Pratt through truss (4,597)
Pratt truss (8,017)
Skewed (4,672)
Span length 125-175 feet (3,767)
Through truss (12,895)
Total length 125-175 feet (5,237)
Truss (29,437)
US 40 (124)

Update Log 

  • March 1, 2014: Updated by Jim Allen: Refined coordinates
  • November 6, 2013: New Street View added by J.P.
  • January 3, 2013: Photo imported by Jim Grey
  • January 3, 2013: Updated by Daniel Hopkins: Updated description
  • July 27, 2010: New photo from Daniel Hopkins

Sources 

Comments 

Casselman River Bridge
Posted April 30, 2009, by Jim Grey (mobilene [at] gmail [dot] com)

I drove over this bridge on 4/8/09, so the rehab must be complete!

Casselman River Bridge
Posted September 2, 2008, by Janis Ford (jford3 [at] columbus [dot] rr [dot] com)

8/31/08 US-40 is closed in order to rehab the bridge. This photo taken from the magnificent stone arch on the Cumberland Rd. That's I-68 in the background. 3 generations of bridges cross the river here.

Webmaster's note: The photo that was here has been incorporated into the main site.