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BTCO - Patapsco River Bridge

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Ellicott City Streetcar Bridge

Baltimore Transit streetcar 5279 enters Ellicott City westbound from Oella, as viewed from the Baltimore & Ohio RR right of way, ca. 1947. Note the abutments to the former covered bridge at this location to the right, which burned in 1914.

Photo courtesy Lee Rogers Collection, Md. Rail Heritage Library, Baltimore Streetcar Museum

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BH Photo #284045

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Patapsco River on Streetcar line (Baltimore Traction/Baltimore Transit)
Location
Ellicott City, Howard County, Maryland, and Baltimore County, Maryland
Status
Removed but not replaced
Builder
- Penn Bridge Co. of Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania
Railroads
- Baltimore Transit Co. (BTCO)
- Streetcar
Design
Through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.26806, -76.79414   (decimal degrees)
39°16'05" N, 76°47'39" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/345224/4348058 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Ellicott City
Inventory number
BH 61049 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 26, 2014: New photo from Luke Harden
  • May 25, 2014: Updated by Tony Dillon: Added builder
  • May 24, 2014: Updated by Luke Harden: Added categories "Baltimore Transit Co.", "Railroad", "Streetcar"
  • May 24, 2014: Added by Alexander D. Mitchell IV

Sources 

  • Alexander D. Mitchell IV
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Luke