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WM - Potomac River Bridge #4

Photo 

Bridge No. 1396, Fourth Potomac and Second B&O Crossing, looking northeast

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 #321667

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Deck Truss bridge over Potomac River on Abandoned Western Maryland Railway
Location
Morgan County, West Virginia, and Allegany County, Maryland
Status
Intact but closed to all traffic
History
Built 1904
Builder
- Pennsylvania Steel Co. of Steelton, Pennsylvania
Railroad
- Western Maryland Railway (WM)
Design
Warren deck truss with all verticals
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 150.0 ft.
Total length: 1,029.0 ft.
Also called
WM - Bridge B139.6
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.56263, -78.43798   (decimal degrees)
39°33'45" N, 78°26'17" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/720096/4382351 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Paw Paw
Inventory number
BH 58361 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 10, 2013: Added by Michael Miller

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