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Sassafras River Bridge

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Sassafras River Bridge

Georgetown MD

Photo taken by Douglas Butler in March 2013

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BH Photo #283832

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Description 

Date on the bridge is 1985, but NBI has it listed as 1987

Facts 

Overview
Bascule bridge over Sassafras River on MD 213
Location
Kent County, Maryland, and Cecil County, Maryland
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1985
Design
Bascule
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 81.0 ft.
Total length: 751.0 ft.
Deck width: 40.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.36412, -75.88215   (decimal degrees)
39°21'51" N, 75°52'56" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/424005/4357555 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Galena
Inventory number
BH 19727 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 11/2015)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 79.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2009)
5,186

Update Log 

  • July 4, 2017: Updated by Fmiser: changed date and added a note about 1985 and 1987
  • January 28, 2016: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • December 21, 2015: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • December 21, 2015: Updated by Andy Peters: adds Cecil County, Maryland
  • October 12, 2015: New photo from Douglas Butler

Sources 

  • Douglas Butler
  • Andy Peters - anpete1971 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Fmiser - fmiser [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

Sassafras River Bridge
Posted July 4, 2017, by Fmiser (fmiser [at] gmail [dot] com)

Nathan, the National Bridge Inventory lists this as built in 1987 - but I'm inclined to believe the date _on_ the bridge. So I changed it to "1985" and added a note about the two dates.

Thanks for the legwork.

Sassafras River Bridge
Posted July 4, 2017, by Nathan Delaplaine (ndelaplaine [at] gmail [dot] com)

Actually, the date on the bridge said 1985, not 1987.

Sassafras River Bridge
Posted July 30, 2009, by Pete Lesher (plesher [at] cbmm [dot] org)

This is a great site and very useful. I am using some of your data on bridge dates to assign dates to some aerial photographs. If you can add dates for predecessor bridges, like, in this case, the previous concrete bascule bridge at Sassafras River, that would add value to the site, in my view.

For example, the Miles River Bridge in Talbot County, Maryland was built in 1984. But there was a previous concrete bascule bridge built in the same location in 1913. And before that, there was a wooden bridge.