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Bollman Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Bob Kirkpatrick

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BH Photo #113107

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Bollman through truss bridge over Little Patuxent River in Savage, near the intersection of Goman Road and Foundry Street
Location
Savage, Howard County, Maryland
Status
Open to pedestrians
History
Built for the main line of the B&O Railroad in 1869. Moved to present location around 1887. Remained in service until 1947. Restored in 1968 (perhaps 1983).
Builders
- B&O Mount Clare Shops of Baltimore, Maryland
- Wendel Bollman of Baltimore, Maryland
Railroads
- Baltimore & Ohio Railroad (B&O; BO)
- Rail-to-trail
Design
Bollman through truss
Dimensions
Total length: 160.0 ft.
Deck width: 25.5 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 18, 1972
Also called
Bollman Truss Railroad Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.13481, -76.82503   (decimal degrees)
39°08'05" N, 76°49'30" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/342262/4333322 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Savage
Inventory numbers
NRHP 72000582 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 36379 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 18, 2017: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Pin-connected"
  • April 16, 2015: New photos from David McCardell
  • September 11, 2013: New Street View added by Dave King
  • September 27, 2012: New photo from Jann Mayer
  • November 23, 2008: New photos from James Baughn
  • March 20, 2008: Added by Bob Kirkpatrick

Sources 

  • Bob Kirkpatrick - madresfield [at] verizon [dot] net
  • HAER MD-1 - Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, Bollman Truss Bridge, Spanning Little Patuxent River, Savage, Howard County, MD
  • Historicbridges.org - by Nathan Holth
  • Jann Mayer - jannmayer [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • David McCardell - mccardelldavid [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

Bollman Bridge
Posted March 20, 2008, by Bob Kirkpatrick (madresfield [at] verizon [dot] net)

Only surviving example of this type.

Patented in 1852.