Rating:
No votes cast

Governor's Bridge

Photos 

Overview

Photo taken 1989 by Jack Boucher for the Historic American Engineering Record

BH Photo #103416

Map 

Street Views 

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Patuxent River on Governor Bridge Road in Bowie
Location
Prince George's County, Maryland, and Anne Arundel County, Maryland
Status
Open to one-lane traffic
History
Built 1912
Design
Riveted, 6-panel Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Span length: 117.1 ft.
Total length: 117.1 ft.
Deck width: 13.5 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.95143, -76.69346   (decimal degrees)
38°57'05" N, 76°41'36" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/353256/4312749 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Bowie
Inventory number
BH 19748 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 03/2015)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 2.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2013)
7,068

Update Log 

  • May 7, 2014: New photo from Wayne Johnson
  • April 19, 2010: New Street View added by Nathan Holth
  • February 14, 2010: Updated by James Gonzalski: Added GPS Coordinates
  • October 26, 2008: New photo from James Gonzalski
  • September 1, 2006: Posted HAER photo

Sources 

  • HAER MD-85 - Governor's Bridge, Governor's Bridge Road spanning Patuxent River, Bowie, Prince George's County, MD
  • James Gonzalski
  • Nathan Holth