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Susquehanna River Bridge

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Susquehanna River Bridge

Baltimore Sun aerial view of bridge ca. 1925 looking east-northeast--note single deck

Photo taken by Baltimore Sun Newspaper

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BH Photo #407965

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Overview
Lost Pratt through truss and swing bridge over Susquehanna River on Road
Location
Perryville, Harford County, Maryland, and Cecil County, Maryland
Status
Removed but not replaced at exact site
History
Original bridge replaced in stages 1873-1886; Converted to road use ca 1910 by private owners; Converted to a double-decker ca. 1923 by the state of Maryland; Replaced 1940; Removed 1943
Builder
- Sooysmith & Co. of New York (Substructure)
Railroads
- Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
- Philadelphia, Wilmington & Baltimore Railroad (PWB)
Design
Twelve Pratt through truss spans 250 feet each with a single 178-foot swing draw span on center pier
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 250.0 ft.
Total length: 3,269.0 ft. (0.6 mi.)
Also called
PWB - Susquehanna River Bridge
PRR - Susquehanna River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.55361, -76.08728   (decimal degrees)
39°33'13" N, 76°05'14" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/406587/4378778 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Havre De Grace
Inventory number
BH 61509 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 2, 2018: Photo imported by Alexander D. Mitchell IV
  • November 15, 2017: New photo from Dave King
  • October 28, 2017: New photos from Alexander D. Mitchell IV
  • July 18, 2015: Updated by Luke: Noted that the bridge was converted to road after the new railroad bridge was built
  • August 7, 2014: Updated by Alexander D. Mitchell IV: Added/corrected details
  • June 25, 2014: Added by Luke Harden

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