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Broadfording Bridge

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Photo taken by Jodi Christman 10/23/10

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Description 

Like its upstream neighbor, this handsome bridge was built by The Lloyds Company of Philadelphia with stone quarried at the Solliday Farm. In the last decade, it has been restored to its former sturdy beauty to carry modern traffic on its original arches that stretch 220 feet, almost the length of a football field. Unique in design, it was built with two long and two shorter arches. Broadfording Road is a natural game path, used first by animals. It was already a very well known “Indian” trail, when in 1747 it was improved as a colonial road. SOURCE: http://bridges.marylandmemories.org/broadfording.html

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Overview
Stone arch bridge over Conococheague Creek on Broadfording Road in Maugansville
Location
Washington County, Maryland
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1829; rehabilitated 2005
Builder
- Lloyds Co. of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Design
Stone arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 37.1 ft.
Total length: 225.1 ft.
Deck width: 16.1 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Broadfording Road Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.68667, -77.80000   (decimal degrees)
39°41'12" N, 77°47'60" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/259886/4396729 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Mason and Dixon
Inventory number
BH 19774 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 01/2014)
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 81.4 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2009)
242

Update Log 

  • November 6, 2013: New Street View added by J.P.
  • December 19, 2010: Updated by Jodi Christman: Added description and correct name
  • October 24, 2010: New photos from Jodi Christman
  • October 23, 2010: New photos from Jodi Christman

Sources 

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