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Allender Road Bridge


View Of Bridge In Setting, Looking Northeast

Photo taken by Rob Tucher for the Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #313726



The Allender Road Bridge was declared eligible for National Register listing by the Maryland State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) because it retains two riveted plate girders, which were deemed its character-defining elements. These girders were part of a 60-foot turntable erected about 1892 by the West Virginia and Pittsburgh Railroad in Camden-on-Gauley, West Virginia. They were used in the construction of this standard-design wood-trestle bridge during World War II, when the availability of steel structural materials was limited. Their use represents the response and adaptation of the Baltimore and Ohio and other railroads to wartime scarcity.

-- Historic American Engineering Record

Turntable girders were originally saved and preserved by the B&O Railroad Museum in Baltimore, but later scrapped.


Lost Deck plate girder bridge over CSX Railroad on Allender Road
Baltimore County, Maryland
Replaced by a new bridge
Built 1945 by Baltimore & Ohio Railroad; Replaced 1998
- Baltimore & Ohio Railroad (BO)
Deck plate girder
Length of largest span: 50.9 ft.
Total length: 215.9 ft.
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.40080, -76.40699   (decimal degrees)
39°24'03" N, 76°24'25" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/378854/4362199 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
White Marsh
Inventory number
BH 65496 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 21, 2021: New photo from Alexander D. Mitchell IV
  • July 15, 2018: Updated by Alexander D. Mitchell IV: Added to description
  • July 14, 2018: Updated by Alexander D. Mitchell IV: Added category "Baltimore & Ohio Railroad"
  • January 15, 2015: Added by Dave King

Related Bridges 


  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com
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  • Alexander D. Mitchell IV


Allender Road Bridge
Posted July 15, 2018, by Luke

I wish I could say I was surprised that the girders were scrapped despite going to a museum, but if I know foamers, if it's not a loco or depot, they don't care about it.