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Cedar Lane Bridge

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Description 

The bridge is just north of Interstate 495, and just south of Beach Drive.

Facts 

Overview
Beam bridge over Rock Creek on Cedar Lane
Location
Montgomery County, Maryland
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1959; rehabilitated 2011
Design
Beam
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 42.0 ft.
Total length: 171.9 ft.
Deck width: 34.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.01058, -77.09121   (decimal degrees)
39°00'38" N, 77°05'28" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/318936/4320031 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Kensington
Average daily traffic (as of 2017)
19,243
Inventory number
BH 55280 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of August 2017)
Overall condition: Good
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 74.1 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • January 22, 2013: Updated by Andy Peters: adds GPS coordinates

Sources 

  • Andy Peters - anpete1971 [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

Cedar Lane Bridge
Posted December 12, 2020, by Mike Kerkau (mjkerkau [at] gmail [dot] com)

Ah...are you referring to what would be the bridge over Rock Creek, presumably this one?: http://bridgereports.com/1241187

The bridge that's there now doesn't seem particularly noteworthy - whether or not the bridge exists on a major traffic route is beside the point of whether a bridge would be considered "historic and notable". There's countless bridges that exist today on high-traffic routes that are otherwise not really noteworthy outside of the fact that they're on those high-traffic routes - therefore, they're not the sorts of bridges that would go here.

Now, the one that would have been built in the 1920s? Feel free to create a page for that.

Connecticut Avenue bridge
Posted December 12, 2020, by Jack Toomey (Jackt21262 [at] aol [dot] com)

Hi,

I am curious about the absence of the Connecticut Avenue bridge in Montgomery County. It has always been a major bridge on the north south route into Washington DC.

I have a photo of the bridge built in the 1920’s and of course the “new” bridge built around 1960 is available online.

Jack Toomey

Poolesville, Md