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AMTK - Susquehanna River Bridge


AMTRAK Bridge at Havre de Grace

AMTRAK Bridge over Susquehanna River between Perryville and Havre de Grace, MD

Photo taken by Frank Danberg in March 2009


BH Photo #136125


Street Views 


Opening and Closing of the Amtrak Susquehanna River Bridge Drawspan

Drone video of a weekend opening and closing of the drawspan for a solitary sailboat

George and Walter Hipkins


Through and deck truss bridge with swing spans over Susquehanna River on Amtrak between Harvre de Grace and Perryville
Perryville, Harford County, Maryland, and Cecil County, Maryland
Open to rail traffic
Future prospects
Long-term proposals for eventual replacement--engineering studies under way
Built 1904-06
- American Bridge Co. of New York
- Pennsylvania Steel Co. of Steelton, Pennsylvania
- William H. Brown (Chief Engineer)
- Amtrak (AMTK)
- Northeast Corridor (NEC)
- Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
Through truss swing with Pratt deck truss approach spans.
Total length: 4,153.0 ft. (0.8 mi.)
Also called
PRR - Susquehanna River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.55425, -76.08660   (decimal degrees)
39°33'15" N, 76°05'12" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/406646/4378848 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Havre De Grace
Inventory number
BH 41891 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 7, 2020: New photos from Gregory Grice
  • March 6, 2019: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • July 8, 2017: Photo imported by Alexander D. Mitchell IV
  • May 25, 2017: Photo imported by Alexander D. Mitchell IV
  • November 4, 2016: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • October 30, 2016: New video from Alexander D. Mitchell IV
  • October 29, 2016: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added categories "Pin-connected", "Riveted"
  • December 1, 2015: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • October 8, 2014: Updated by Alexander D. Mitchell IV: Added photo and builders
  • August 7, 2014: Updated by Alexander D. Mitchell IV: Minor updates and corrections
  • September 25, 2012: New Street View added by Jann Mayer
  • June 2, 2012: Updated by Rachel Lipton: Added the other county the bridge is in.
  • May 14, 2011: New photos from Will
  • May 14, 2011: Updated by Nathan Holth: This bridge is now doomed.
  • February 8, 2011: Updated by Daniel Hopkins: corrected GPS
  • March 28, 2009: Added by Frank Danberg

Related Bridges 



Amtrak - Susquehanna River Bridge
Posted November 20, 2014, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)
Amtrak Susquehanna River Bridge
Posted May 14, 2011, by Will (Bridgewright [at] ymail [dot] com)

Scheduled for replacement? Is this possible?

Having walked under it and ridden over it, I know it is without reason.


Amtrak Susquehanna River Bridge
Posted March 7, 2011, by Robert Thompson

There appears to be a swing span incorporated in this bridge.