Patuxent River Bridge near Scaggsville MD
Columbia Tnpk Bridge from Montgomery County (1933)
John T. Dessel
BH Photo #222477
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.
- Pratt through truss bridge over Patuxent River on Columbia Turnpike
- Howard County, Maryland, and Montgomery County, Maryland
- Built in 1883 by Pittsburgh Bridge Company. Replaced by Rt 29 Bridge 1952
- - Pittsburgh Bridge Co. of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
- Pratt through truss
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:
- Inventory numer
- BH 50715 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- December 26, 2011: Added by Tom Sims