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Watervale Road Bridge

Photos 

Overview

Photo taken by Richard Weatherby

BH Photo #103415

Map 

Description 

http://msa.maryland.gov/megafile/msa/stagsere/se1/se5/015000... (1995 historical report, in PDF form, includes photos

Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge over Winters Run on Watervale Road in Bel Air North
Location
Bel Air North, Harford County, Maryland
Status
Preserved in park
Future prospects
Bridge structure supplemented with Bailey trusses 2009, removed for replacement May 2015--plans made in 2010 to move structure to Havre de Grace for reuse in park as footbridge
History
Built 1900; rehabilitated 1976, supplemental Bailey trusses added 2009, removed 2015
Design
Pin-connected, 5-panel Pratt pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 65.9 ft.
Total length: 66.9 ft.
Deck width: 13.5 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.53333, -76.39167   (decimal degrees)
39°31'60" N, 76°23'30" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/380400/4376888 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Jarrettsville
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
2,359
Inventory number
BH 19715 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of August 2017)
Overall condition: Good
Superstructure condition rating: Excellent (9 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Excellent (9 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Excellent (9 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 87.7 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • October 31, 2015: Updated by Alexander D. Mitchell IV: Bridge is being replaced as of 2015; uncertain if preserved elsewhere at this point
  • January 8, 2007: Posted photo from Richard Weatherby

Sources 

  • Richard Weatherby
  • Alexander D. Mitchell IV

Comments 

Watervale Road Bridge
Posted June 8, 2016, by Andy Peters (anpete1971 [at] gmail [dot] com)
Watervale Road Bridge
Posted December 1, 2015, by Tim Ebel (thinkbigbuildsmart [at] gmail [dot] com)

Is this bridge available for private use?

Watervale Road Bridge
Posted August 14, 2009, by Alexander D. Mitchell IV (LNER4472 [at] verizon [dot] net)

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/harford/bal-bridge... states bridge is being closed but preserved.