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Patuxent River Bridge near Scaggsville MD

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Columbia Tnpk Bridge from Montgomery County (1933)

John T. Dessel

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BH Photo #222477

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Description 

This bridge replaced a series of wooden bridges that either rotted away or were washed out in floods. This bridge was demolished when the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission flooded the Patuxent River. The area now is known as Rocky Gorge. The Route 29 Bridge replaced this bridge in 1954 when the river was flooded.

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Overview
Pratt through truss bridge over Patuxent River on Columbia Turnpike
Location
Howard County, Maryland, and Montgomery County, Maryland
Status
Demolished
History
Built in 1883 by Pittsburgh Bridge Company. Replaced by Rt 29 Bridge 1952
Builder
- Pittsburgh Bridge Co. of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Design
Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 82.2 ft.
Total length: 166.5 ft.
Deck width: 14.8 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 13.6 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.13054, -76.91760   (decimal degrees)
39°07'50" N, 76°55'03" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/334250/4333014 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Clarksville
Inventory number
BH 50715 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 26, 2011: Added by Tom Sims