9 votes

Old Paper Mill Bridge


Inside the Arch on the East Side


BH Photo #122874


Street View 


Steel through-arch bridge over Loch Raven Reservoir (Gunpowder Falls) on an old alignment of Paper Mill Rd
Cockeysville, Baltimore County, Maryland
Closed to all traffic
Built 1922; bypassed 2000; rehabilitated in 1968 and again as historic landmark in 2007
- Bethlehem Steel Co. of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
- James P. Greiner (Designer/Engineer)
Length of largest span: 361.0 ft.
Total length: 521.0 ft.
Deck width: 22.0 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.50195, -76.62262   (decimal degrees)
39°30'07" N, 76°37'21" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/360488/4373738 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory number
BH 37359 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 21, 2019: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • January 14, 2016: Updated by Nathan Holth: Merge NBI
  • November 6, 2013: New Street View added by J.P.
  • September 17, 2008: New photo from James Gonzalski
  • September 3, 2008: Added by James Gonzalski


  • James Gonzalski
  • Nathan Holth
  • Geoff Hubbs
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com


Old Paper Mill Bridge
Posted March 18, 2013, by Julie Bowers (jbowerz1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Visited here and used this road many times while visiting my daughter. YOu can't get on the bridge, but they saved it and it has a great plaque explaining.

The Corten Steel Arch bridge is nice in that it mirrors the size, but I did see signs of the rust dripping on every little thing.

Old Paper Mill Bridge
Posted May 17, 2012, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Indeed that had come to mind when I saw this one.

Came across the other one in 2010 and was amazed at portal treatments...guess I just forgot to take the time back then to see what else this county had to offer.

Old Paper Mill Bridge
Posted May 17, 2012, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)


Don't forget the bridge has a stylistically similar truss companion not too far away either: http://www.bridgehunter.com/md/baltimore-city/200000BC651001...

Old Paper Mill Bridge
Posted May 16, 2012, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

WOW...this one is amazing!

Can't believe I've been cruising around this site for over 5 years now and missed it until now!