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Wyman Park Drive Bridge

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Wyman Park Drive Bridge

View from southwest

Photo taken by Alexander D. Mitchell IV in December 2014

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BH Photo #309679

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Concrete arch bridge over Stony Run on Wyman Park Drive in Baltimore
Location
Baltimore, Maryland
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1920; rehabilitated 1960
Design
Arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 148.0 ft.
Total length: 257.9 ft.
Deck width: 24.9 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.32379, -76.62609   (decimal degrees)
39°19'26" N, 76°37'34" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/359834/4353969 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Baltimore West
Average daily traffic (as of 2018)
1,386
Inventory number
BH 19619 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of October 2018)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 70.8 (out of 100)
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Categories 

Arch (11,917)
Baltimore, Maryland (84)
Built 1920 (998)
Built during 1920s (9,772)
Deck arch (11,162)
Maryland (772)
Open (39,443)
Owned by city (5,225)
Span length 125-175 feet (4,186)
Total length 250-500 feet (5,151)

Update Log 

  • December 11, 2014: New photos from Alexander D. Mitchell IV
  • November 29, 2011: Updated by Alexander D. Mitchell IV: Corrected map location

Sources 

  • Alexander D. Mitchell IV

Comments 

Wyman Park Drive Bridge
Posted April 27, 2020, by jilllian storms (jas8989 [at] comcast [dot] net)

If it helps, here is a plan of lower Wyman Park c.1911 that shows all the various bridges, the Stony Run stream in blue and the Ma & Pa railroad line in purple. The green arrow shows where the image in the vintage postcard from the last post might have been taken from. (North is up)

Wyman Park Drive Bridge
Posted April 27, 2020, by jillian storms (jas8989 [at] comcast [dot] net)

This vintage postcard shows a bridge that appears to be an exact replica of the Wyman Park Drive Bridge but is labeled Cross Country Boulevard Bridge over Stony Run, Hamilton, near Baltimore Md. However, Cross Country Blvd travels along the Western Run, not Stony Run, and is in northwest Baltimore, not the northeast like Hamilton. I believe the postcard is mislabeled as sometimes happened.

Most intriguing, the postcard appears to show something akin to the Huntingdon Avenue Streetcar Viaduct viewed through the bridge's archway: https://bridgehunter.com/md/baltimore-city/bh70164/

However, your online write up indicates that the Wyman Park Drive Bridge was built in 1920 and this postcard was postmarked 1914. What proof do you have of the construction date of the bridge? It likely was built before 1914 as the Olmsted Brothers laid out the design and grading of Wyman Park Drive in 1909 per this site plan: https://msa.maryland.gov/megafile/msa/speccol/sc5300/sc5339/...

Please advise ~