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Little Hunting Creek Bridge


Photo taken by Daniel McFarland in December 2008


BH Photo #193242

Street View 


Bailey pony truss bridge over Little Hunting Creek on Hessong Bridge Road
Frederick County, Maryland
Open to traffic
Bailey pony truss
Span length: 65.0 ft.
Total length: 65.0 ft.
Deck width: 11.2 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.56468, -77.41401   (decimal degrees)
39°33'53" N, 77°24'50" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/292626/4382226 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Catoctin Furnace
Average daily traffic (as of 2009)
Inventory number
BH 47802 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of October 2017)
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: 60.1 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • November 6, 2013: New Street View added by J.P.
  • April 27, 2013: New photos from Jodi Christman
  • February 3, 2011: New photos from Daniel McFarland
  • January 21, 2011: Added by J.P.


  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Daniel McFarland
  • Jodi Christman - masterofchaos [at] outlook [dot] com


Little Hunting Creek Bridge
Posted February 3, 2011, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

There is no way this was built in 1905, Bailey trusses were a World War II invention. Bailey trusses are still built in the 21st Century, and they are nearly identical to the World War II bridges. The Bailey trusses that are of most interest and have potential National Register eligibility are those that date to the 1940s and 1950s. Some examples from this period may also be World War II surplus, which would give added significance. Sometimes the date will be stamped on the truss members. Otherwise, the only way to ID the date for these bridges is to see how "new" they look.