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WM - C&O Canal Bridge #7

Photo 

South elevation of Bridge No. 1633, Seventh C&O Canal Crossing, from canal towpath, 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 #321674

Description 

Survived until 1997-8 as an industrial spur after the rest of the WM was abandoned.

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned bridge over C&O Canal on Western Maryland West Subdivision
Location
Cumberland, Allegany County, Maryland
Status
Abandoned
History
Abandoned 1998
Builder
- Pennsylvania Steel Co. of Steelton, Pennsylvania
Railroads
- CSX Railroad (CSX)
- Chessie System (B&O/C&O/WM)
- Western Maryland Railway (WM)
Design
Pony plate girder
Dimensions
Span length: 84.0 ft.
Total length: 84.0 ft.
Also called
WM - Bridge B163.3
CSX - C&O Canal Bridge
WM - Bridge 1633
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.62738, -78.77383   (decimal degrees)
39°37'39" N, 78°46'26" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/691063/4388769 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Cumberland
Inventory number
BH 50226 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 8, 2015: Updated by Ian Martin: Fixed RR & added info
  • November 16, 2011: Added by James McCray

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