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Potomac River Bridge

Photos 

This is the new bridge that was built

standing under the new bridge in Shepherdstown

Photo taken by Daniel McFarland in May 2006

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BH Photo #140287

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost four-span deck truss bridge over Potomac River on WV 480F (MD 34) in Shepherdstown
Location
Jefferson County, West Virginia, and Washington County, Maryland
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Built 1939; replaced 2005
Design
Deck truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 195.9 ft.
Total length: 1,026.0 ft.
Deck width: 24.0 ft.
Also called
James Rumsey Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.43656, -77.80153   (decimal degrees)
39°26'12" N, 77°48'06" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/258889/4368970 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Shepherdstown
Inventory number
BH 35224 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 05/1999)
Deck condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 2.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1996)
5,900

Update Log 

  • February 17, 2015: Photo imported by Dave King
  • July 9, 2014: New photos from Andrew Raker
  • March 17, 2011: New photos from Daniel McFarland
  • February 20, 2010: Updated by Joshua Collins: added gps coordinates
  • May 13, 2009: New photo from Daniel McFarland
  • February 5, 2009: Updated by Daniel McFarland

Sources 

  • Daniel McFarland
  • Joshua Collins - Bigjc1979 [at] aol [dot] com
  • Andrew Raker