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WM - Potomac River Bridge #1

Photos 

Elevation of Bridge No. 1317, First Potomac and C&O Canal Crossing, from Maryland shore, looking southeast

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 #321677

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned warren deck truss bridge over Potomac River on Abandoned Western Maryland Railway
Location
Morgan County, West Virginia, and Allegany County, Maryland
Status
Abandoned
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: 767.0 ft.
Deck width: 12.5 ft.
Also called
WM - Bridge B131.7
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.61683, -78.39605   (decimal degrees)
39°37'01" N, 78°23'46" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/723523/4388470 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Paw Paw
Inventory number
BH 58367 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 8, 2015: Updated by Ian Martin: Re-named, added link to WM historical site
  • October 10, 2013: Added by Luke Harden

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