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BO - Lower Elysville Bridge (1868)


BO Lower Elysville Bridge 2a

Image slightly cleaned up and enhanced throughout and stripped of prior markings

Photo digitally altered by Art S. in December 2021


BH Photo #513760


Lost Bollman through truss bridge over Patapsco river on BO Railroad
Elysville, Howard County, Maryland
No longer exists
Built 1868
- B&O Mount Clare Shops of Baltimore, Maryland
- Wendel Bollman of Baltimore, Maryland
Bollman through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.31556, -76.81615   (decimal degrees)
39°18'56" N, 76°48'58" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/343432/4353367 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 88384 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 22, 2021: New photos from Art Suckewer
  • February 27, 2020: New photo from Art Suckewer


  • Art Suckewer - Asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com


BO - Lower Elysville Bridge (1868)
Posted April 23, 2022, by Luke

For the benefit of everyone, the email goes nowhere.

The pictures are deleted

BO - Lower Elysville Bridge (1868)
Posted April 23, 2022, by Steve (intersys [at] insystem [dot] com)

Hi Guys - checking back in since I didn't receive a reply via email. The issue is in regard to the photo BO - Lower Elysville Bridge (1868), 1870 view, BH Photo #466621. The version shown includes digital restoration work on which I claim copyright, and was lifted from my railroad history site without permission. -Steve

BO - Lower Elysville Bridge (1868)
Posted December 22, 2021, by Art S. (Asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)


I assumed the same. It was a good opportunity to clean up the image. I eliminated the mark-ups, generally cleaned it up to try to bring up the image/get rid of blemishes and created a copy marking up the new rail alignment to the Bollman's position (old alignment). As far as I can tell, nothing but the underlying image and my work remains.


Please let me know if Luke is correct and my actions have addressed your concerns. My apologies for not having cleaned it up initially.

In the future, if there are images with expired copyrights or can be posted under fair use, who should be contacted, and how should the credit read?


Art S.

BO - Lower Elysville Bridge (1868)
Posted December 21, 2021, by Luke

Art, he's referring to the diagrammed image from trainweb.

BO - Lower Elysville Bridge (1868)
Posted December 21, 2021, by Art S. (Asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)


I posted three of the photos and was under the impression that the copyrights had expired on all three. I had no intention of posting others copyrighted work. Can you point out which of the three photos is under your copyright and what element is copyrighted so I can pull it, clear the copyrighted portion or find the original then keep an eye out for these elements in the future to avoid unintentionally using your copyrighted work.


Art S.

BO - Lower Elysville Bridge (1868)
Posted December 21, 2021, by Steve (intersys [at] insystem [dot] com)

Love this site, but this version of this photo is copyrighted by my company, and is being used without permission. I request its removal, thanks.