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River Park Road Bridge

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Photo taken by Jodi Christman

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Description 

The builder Wendell Bollman invented the "Bollman truss" however this bridge does NOT use the Bollman truss. The pedestrian bridge was added later.

Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge over C&O Canal on River Park Road
Location
Washington County, Maryland
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1879; rehabilitated 1985
Builder
- Wendel Bollman of Baltimore, Maryland
Design
Pratt pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 66.9 ft.
Total length: 105.0 ft.
Deck width: 9.5 ft.
Also called
Bollman Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.59889, -77.82639   (decimal degrees)
39°35'56" N, 77°49'35" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/257315/4387056 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Williamsport
Inventory number
BH 19799 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 10/2015)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 48.1 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2007)
200

Update Log 

  • April 19, 2016: New photo from Art Suckewer
  • November 6, 2013: New Street View added by J.P.
  • October 24, 2010: Updated by Jodi Christman: Added more details about bridge.
  • October 23, 2010: New photos from Jodi Christman

Sources 

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