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Bush Creek Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Daniel McFarland in March 2011

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BH Photo #195619

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Facts 

Overview
Bailey pony truss bridge over Bush Creek on Reichs Ford Road
Location
Frederick County, Maryland
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1909
Design
Bailey pony truss
Dimensions
Span length: 65.0 ft.
Total length: 65.0 ft.
Deck width: 11.2 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.36196, -77.32690   (decimal degrees)
39°21'43" N, 77°19'37" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/299529/4359527 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Urbana
Average daily traffic (as of 2008)
817
Inventory number
BH 47804 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of September 2017)
Overall condition: Good
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 68.2 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • March 21, 2011: New photos from Daniel McFarland
  • January 21, 2011: Added by J.P.

Sources 

  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Daniel McFarland

Comments 

Bush Creek Bridge
Posted February 19, 2012, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Bailey trusses are often considered temporary or semi-permanent crossings and they often use existing substructures. Some NBI entries may have been left at the date for the previous bridge for this reason. Or it may just be a typical case of NBI nonsense that defies explanation.

Bush Creek Bridge
Posted February 17, 2012, by K. A. Erickson

Hmm. The 1992 NBI has a trio of Bailey Bridges as being constructed in 1975. The more recent NBI databases have earlier dates listed, early 1900s.

http://bridgehunter.com/md/frederick/reels-mill/

http://bridgehunter.com/md/frederick/little-hunting-creek/

And of course this one.

The Leudinghaus Road Bridge in Lewis County, Washington is listed still in the recent NBI as well even though it was wiped out in a flood and replaced with a Bailey Bridge.

Perhaps the originals were replaced with Baileys and somehow a mix up led to the previous bridges' years being applied as this example shows?

http://bridgehunter.com/md/frederick/bh47805/

Bush Creek Bridge
Posted February 17, 2012, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

The 1909 construction date listed is incorrect. Bailey trusses were invented during World War II.