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BO - Quemahoning Branch Bridge

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Photo taken by Kordite

License: Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike (CC BY-SA)

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BH Photo #321925

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Description 

Curving deck plate girder bridge connecting the WM with the B&O at Rockwood.

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned deck plate girder bridge over Casselman River & CSX Keystone Subdivision on Western Maryland Railway
Location
Rockwood, Somerset County, Pennsylvania
Status
Derelict/abandoned
History
Built 1913, Abandoned ca.1990
Railroads
- Baltimore & Ohio Railroad (BO)
- Western Maryland Railway (WM)
Design
Curved deck plate girder w/ through girders over the B&O
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.91355, -79.15090   (decimal degrees)
39°54'49" N, 79°09'03" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/658042/4419798 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Rockwood
Inventory number
BH 66956 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 2, 2020: Updated by Geoff Hubbs: Bridge was built and owned by the B&O RR; WM had trackage rights
  • April 9, 2015: Updated by Luke: Added photo and build date
  • April 9, 2015: Added by Ian Martin

Sources 

  • Ian Martin
  • Luke
  • Flickr - Image + Info
  • Geoff Hubbs
  • Flickr - Bill Folsom photo