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Carpendale Rail Trail - Potomac River Bridge

Photo 

North elevation of Bridge No. 1635, Ninth Potomac Crossing, looking southwest

Western Maryland Railway, Cumberland Extension, Pearre to North Branch, from WM milepost 125 to 160, Pearre, Washington County, MD

Photo taken for the Historic American Engineering Record

View this photo at lcweb2.loc.gov

BH Photo #321919

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Deck plate girder bridge over Potomac River on Carpendale Rail to Trail
Location
Carpendale, Mineral County, West Virginia, and Allegany County, Maryland
Status
Open to pedestrians only
History
Built 1904, converted to trail use 2010
Railroads
- CSX Railroad (CSX)
- Chessie System
- Rail-to-trail
- Western Maryland Railway (WM)
Design
Deck plate girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 112.0 ft.
Total length: 382.0 ft.
Also called
WM - 9th Potomac River Bridge
WM - Bridge 1635
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.62843, -78.77600   (decimal degrees)
39°37'42" N, 78°46'34" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/690874/4388881 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Cumberland
Inventory number
BH 66952 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 9, 2015: Added by Ian Martin

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