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Casselman River Bridge

Photos 

Environment, From East, Showing River Road Bridge Crossing Casselman River

Photo taken by Robert Shelley for the Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #313260

Map 

Description 

River Road Bridge is a pin-connected Pratt through truss bridge. Designed and built circa 1884 under authority of Garrett County, the bridge carries Casselman River Road over the Casselman River near Grantville, Maryland. A representative Pratt metal truss bridge of the late nineteenth century, River Road Bridge has been determined eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places by the Maryland Historical Trust.

-- Historic American Engineering Record

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Casselman River on River Road
Location
Garrett County, Maryland
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1884; replaced 1996
Builder
- P.A.C. Spero & Co.
Design
Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 83.0 ft.
Total length: 85.0 ft.
Deck width: 9.5 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.70188, -79.13648   (decimal degrees)
39°42'07" N, 79°08'11" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/659764/4396329 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Grantsville
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
120
Inventory number
BH 65460 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of September 2017)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 60 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • January 12, 2015: Added by Dave King

Sources 

  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • HAER MD-119 - River Road Bridge, Crossing Casselman River on Casselman River Road, Grantsville, Garrett County, MD