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Amtrak - Bush River Bridge

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Bush River Bridge drawspan. Bush River, Hareford Co., MD. Sec. 1201, MP 72.14. - Northeast Railroad Corridor, Amtrak route between District of Columbia/Maryland state line & Maryland/Delaware state line, Baltimore, Independent City, MD

Photo taken for the Historic American Engineering Record

View this photo at lcweb2.loc.gov

BH Photo #305978

Map 

Description 

Draw span is opened manually by railroad bridge crews on a very limited basis, once weekly during boating season.

Facts 

Overview
Deck girder bridge over Bush River on Amtrak/Northeast Corridor RR
Location
Edgewood, Harford County, Maryland
Status
Open to rail traffic
Future prospects
Long-range plans for possible replacement
History
Built 1913
Builder
- Strauss Bascule Bridge Co. of Chicago, Illinois
Railroads
- Amtrak (AMTK)
- Northeast Corridor (NEC)
Design
Concrete deck girder with one through pony bascule span
Dimensions
Total length: 2,680.0 ft. (0.5 mi.)
Also called
PRR - Bush River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.43540, -76.24846   (decimal degrees)
39°26'07" N, 76°14'54" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/392557/4365838 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Perryman
Inventory number
BH 61035 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 25, 2014: Photo imported by Ian Martin
  • August 7, 2014: Updated by Alexander D. Mitchell IV: Added/corrected details
  • May 21, 2014: Added by Douglas Butler

Sources 

  • Douglas Butler
  • Alexander D. Mitchell IV
  • HAER MD-45 - Northeast Railroad Corridor, Amtrak route between District of Columbia/Maryland state line & Maryland/Delaware state line, Baltimore, Independent City, MD

Comments 

Amtrak - Bush River Bridge
Posted March 6, 2017, by Ed Hollowell (erhollowell [at] aol [dot] com)

The big concern is the Susquehanna River Bridge.

Amtrak - Bush River Bridge
Posted March 5, 2017, by twbutz@gmail.com (twbutz [at] gmail [dot] com)

I do not know if anyone inspected this bridge lately,I would be afraid to ride a train over it.This bridge is in such bad shape.