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WM - Low Line Crossing

Photos 

South elevation of Bridge No. 1363, First B&O Crossing, looking northwestouth elevation of Bridge No. 1363, First B&O Crossing, looking northwest

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 #321684

Map 

Description 

Crossing of the former B&O "Low Line" on the WM West Sub. The Low Line was abandoned in favor of the 1914 Magnolia Cutoff in 1961, and the WM was abandoned in 1975 when the B&O and WM were consolidated into Chessie.

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned baltimore through truss bridge over Low Line Road (fmr B&O Low Line) on Western Maryland West Subdivision
Location
Hansrote, Morgan County, West Virginia
Status
Derelict/abandoned
History
Built 1906 by the Pennsylvania Steel Co.
Builder
- Pennsylvania Steel Co. of Steelton, Pennsylvania
Railroads
- Baltimore & Ohio Railroad (B&O; BO)
- Western Maryland Railway (WM)
Design
Baltimore through truss
Dimensions
Total length: 123.0 ft.
Deck width: 19.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 27.3 ft.
Skew angle
51 degrees
Also called
WM - Bridge B136.3
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.58616, -78.43384   (decimal degrees)
39°35'10" N, 78°26'02" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/720376/4384972 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Paw Paw
Inventory number
BH 66938 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 8, 2015: Added by Ian Martin

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