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Potomac River Bridge (Pre 1939)

Photos 

Potomac River Bridge (Older)

looking north

Photo from old postcard

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BH Photo #495414

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Potomac River on MD 34
Location
Shepherdstown, Jefferson County, West Virginia, and Washington County, Maryland
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Replaced 1939
Design
Four-span, pin-connected Pratt through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.43636, -77.80206   (decimal degrees)
39°26'11" N, 77°48'07" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/258843/4368949 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 92691 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 7, 2021: Updated by Paul Plassman: Added truss type
  • December 6, 2021: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • April 12, 2021: New photo from Geoff Hubbs

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Sources 

  • Geoff Hubbs
  • Paul Plassman