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Cedar Lane Bridge


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


Beam bridge over Rock Creek on Cedar Lane
Montgomery County, Maryland
Open to traffic
Built 1959; rehabilitated 2011
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:
Average daily traffic (as of 2017)
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


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


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)


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