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Chesapeake & Ohio Canal Lift Bridge

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Lift Bridge

Photo taken by Jodi Christman 10/23/10

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BH Photo #183118

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Description 

A lot of information can be found here http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/r?ammem/hh:@field%28DOCI...

Facts 

Overview
1923 Girder and truss lift bridge over C&O Canal
Location
Williamsport, Washington County, Maryland
Status
Closed to all traffic
History
Currently owned by Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park
Builders
- Fancus Machine Co. (Lift Machinery Fabricator)
- New York Central Ironworks (structural Steel Fabricator)
- Westinghouse Electric Corporation of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Electrical Equipment)
Railroad
- Western Maryland Railway (WM)
Design
Steel plate-girder span with steel truss vertical lift structure
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 37.5 ft.
Deck width: 16.3 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 15.0 ft.
Also called
WM - Chesapeake & Ohio Canal Lift Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.59958, -77.82669   (decimal degrees)
39°35'59" N, 77°49'36" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/257292/4387134 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Williamsport
Inventory number
BH 46634 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 25, 2016: New Street View added by Dave King
  • December 5, 2015: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • July 9, 2014: New photo from Andrew Raker
  • August 30, 2013: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • December 26, 2010: New photo from Jodi Christman
  • October 24, 2010: New photos from Jodi Christman
  • October 23, 2010: Added by Jodi Christman

Sources 

  • Jodi Christman - masterofchaos [at] outlook [dot] com
  • Douglas Butler
  • Andrew Raker
  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com

Comments 

Chesapeake & Ohio Canal Lift Bridge
Posted October 22, 2017, by Nathan Delaplaine (ndelaplaine [at] gmail [dot] com)

This bridge actually still operates even though trains no longer are on the train tracks. I like to this lifting drawbridge operate in person.

Chesapeake & Ohio Canal Lift Bridge
Posted October 22, 2017, by Nathan Delaplaine (ndelaplaine [at] gmail [dot] com)

I have never seen an elevated railway drawbridge in Western Maryland. Itís rare to see an elevated drawbridge in Washington County.

Chesapeake & Ohio Canal Lift Bridge
Posted October 22, 2017, by Nathan Delaplaine (ndelaplaine [at] gmail [dot] com)

I have a question. Even if it no longer operates, has it been tested?

Chesapeake & Ohio Canal Lift Bridge
Posted October 22, 2017, by Nathan Delaplaine (ndelaplaine [at] gmail [dot] com)

I have never seen an elevated railway drawbridge in Western Maryland. Itís rare to see an elevated drawbridge in Washington County.