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Governor's Bridge

Photos 

Overview

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

BH Photo #103416

Map 

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
Average daily traffic (as of 2013)
7,068
Inventory number
BH 19748 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of March 2015)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 2 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

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