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Funkstown Bridge No. 2

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Facing south west

Bridge is single lane (and quite busy)

Photo taken by Jodi Christman in November 2010

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Description 

Quoted from: http://bridges.marylandmemories.org/funkstownNo2.html Funkstown’s second bridge was built in 1833 and is notable not only for its beauty, but for its unique design. Three arches grow progressively longer as they march up the hill to the west. Its builder, George Weaver, also artistically combined rounded and pyramidal arches on the downstream side of his creation, which like its upstream neighbor still carries heavy traffic, although it has never been widened. Plans for its preservation, while accommodating increased traffic, are under way. With parking nearby, the bridge is a good a base for a tour of Funkstown.

Facts 

Overview
Stone arch bridge over Antietam Creek on East Oak Ridge Drive in Funkstown
Location
Washington County, Maryland
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1833; rehabilitated 1983
Builder
- George Weaver
Design
Three stone arches grow progressively longer as they march up the hill to the west.
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 35.1 ft.
Total length: 108.9 ft.
Deck width: 16.7 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
East Oak Ridge Drive Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.61076, -77.71229   (decimal degrees)
39°36'39" N, 77°42'44" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/267154/4388072 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Funkstown
Inventory number
BH 19782 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 11/2015)
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 81.1 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2009)
10,021

Update Log 

  • November 7, 2010: Updated by Jodi Christman: Added more information about bridge (e.g., name, builder, bridge design description)

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