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Waverly Street Bridge

Photos 

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Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

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BH Photo #161072

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Bowstring through truss bridge over Georges Creek on Waverly Street
Location
Westernport, Allegany County, Maryland
Status
Demolished and replaced.
History
Built 1891
Builder
- Youngstown Bridge Co. of Youngstown, Ohio
Design
Bowstring through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 107.9 ft.
Total length: 109.9 ft.
Deck width: 14.1 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on September 7, 1984
Also called
Westernport Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.48957, -79.04236   (decimal degrees)
39°29'22" N, 79°02'32" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/668347/4372936 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Westernport
Inventory numbers
NRHP 84001327 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 44775 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 21, 2011: Updated by Nathan Holth: Bridge Was Demolished and Replaced With MOB in 1991
  • April 4, 2010: Added by Robert Stephenson

Sources 

Comments 

Waverly Street Bridge
Posted March 22, 2011, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

1891 was a very late date for a bowstring truss to have been erected. I was skeptical about the year and the builder, as I have never heard of Youngstown (or Morse for that matter) erecting a bowstring truss. Reading the HAER report on the bridge, the researcher seems confident that YBC was indeed the fabricator......still not sure I'm 100% convinced however.

Waverly Street Bridge
Posted March 21, 2011, by Nathan Holth

This bridge was replaced with a MOB back in 1991.

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