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MMID - Old Sabillasville Road Overpass

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Closed spandrel arch bridge over Old Sabillasville Road on MMID (former WM)
Location
Frederick County, Maryland
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built for WM Rwy
Railroads
- Maryland Midland Railway (MMID)
- Western Maryland Railway (WM)
Design
Closed-spandrel arch
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.71580, -77.46181   (decimal degrees)
39°42'57" N, 77°27'43" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/288980/4399112 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Blue Ridge Summit
Inventory number
BH 70953 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 10, 2016: New Street View added by Zachary S

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Comments 

MMID - Old Sabillasville Road Overpass
Posted August 11, 2021, by Erin (erindingle [at] gmail [dot] com)

Thank you both for responding. People always hit their horn driving through the underpass. I still do when I'm up that way. 😊

MMID - Old Sabillasville Road Overpass
Posted July 28, 2021, by Warren Jenkins (wwjenkins77 [at] verizon [dot] net)

It's possible this tunnel was rebuilt when concrete construction became popular on the WMRY (pre WW1). The original alignment was bypassed c.1938, when the current MD 550 was rerouted through the underpass by the Sabillasville P.O., and westward into Highfield/Cascade.

You are welcome to either contact or visit the WMRHS in Union Bridge for a more definite answer...

MMID - Old Sabillasville Road Overpass
Posted July 28, 2021, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Erin,

Unless this bridge is a stone arch bridge that was encased in concrete, I would assume its newer than the 1870s as concrete most likely would not have been used at that time.

MMID - Old Sabillasville Road Overpass
Posted July 28, 2021, by Erin (erindingle [at] gmail [dot] com)

Was this underpass/bridge built in 1872 or later? Many thanks. Grew up next to this bridge in the old Sanatorium Power House Apartment.