1 vote

North Avenue Bridge


North Avenue Bridge

View from Falls Road

Photo taken by Alexander D. Mitchell IV in March 2013


BH Photo #251170


Street View 


Stone/brick arch bridge over Amtrak, CSX, Light Rail, Jones Falls, and Falls Road on North Avenue in Baltimore
Baltimore, Maryland
Open to traffic
Built 1895; rehabilitated 1978
Three main stone/brick arch spans; approach on west has four spans of stone-faced concrete over rail lines, rebuilt 1980s/1990s
Length of largest span: 129.9 ft.
Total length: 888.2 ft.
Deck width: 74.2 ft.
Skew angle
45 degrees
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.31082, -76.62221   (decimal degrees)
39°18'39" N, 76°37'20" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/360142/4352524 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Baltimore East
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
Inventory number
BH 19594 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of August 2018)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 77.8 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com


19th Century (7,574)
Arch (12,105)
Baltimore, Maryland (84)
Built 1895 (278)
Built during 1890s (2,984)
Deck arch (11,343)
Have street view (26,956)
Maryland (783)
Open (39,897)
Owned by city (5,404)
Skewed (4,906)
Span length 125-175 feet (4,227)
Stone arch (3,052)
Total length 500-1000 feet (2,871)

Update Log 

  • June 24, 2013: Photo imported by Alexander D. Mitchell IV
  • March 27, 2013: Photo imported by Alexander D. Mitchell IV
  • March 18, 2013: Updated by Alexander D. Mitchell IV: Corrected "crosses" category, added "water mains" to "carries"


  • Alexander D. Mitchell IV


North Avenue Bridge Baltimore, MD
Posted June 10, 2020, by Mary Schreiber (maryschreiber [at] rocketmail [dot] com)

I would like to know how to find out who designed the original bridge. In my great, great grandfather's obituary it say he did. His name was Joseph Schreiber. I also wanted to see if there would be pictures of the original construction. I'm hoping there may be some pictures of him.