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Bollman Bridge

Photos 

View Of Bridge From South Looking Northeast

Photo taken by Jet Lowe for the Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #314278

Map 

Description 

This iron Warren through truss originally served as a railroad bridge on the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad's Pittsburgh Division. It was designed by the renowned chief engineer of the B & O, Wendell Bollman.

-- Historic American Engineering Record

Facts 

Overview
Warren through truss bridge over Railroad on Long Road (T381)
Location
Somerset County, Pennsylvania
Status
Removed and relocated
History
Built 1871 as railroad bridge; Erected here 1910; Removed
Builder
- Wendel Bollman of Baltimore, Maryland
Design
Warren through truss
Dimensions
Total length: 81.0 ft.
Deck width: 13.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.83019, -79.04247   (decimal degrees)
39°49'49" N, 79°02'33" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/667513/4410743 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 65613 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 22, 2015: Updated by Luke: Bridge not lost, relocated to be part of the Great Allegheny Passage Trail
  • January 22, 2015: Added by Dave King

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Sources 

  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • HAER PA-373 - Wills Creek Bollman Bridge, Spanning CSX tracks at T381, Meyersdale, Somerset County, PA
  • Luke