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15 Mile Creek Road Bridge

   


15 Mile Creek Road Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: July 15, 2011
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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
National Pike (15 Mile Creek Road, US-40) Over 15 Mile Creek
Location
Rural: Allegany County, Maryland
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1917 By Builder/Contractor: Unknown

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
65 Feet (19.8 Meters)
Structure Length
116 Feet (35.4 Meters)
Roadway Width
24 Feet (7.3 Meters)
Spans
1 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
10000001003601

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This concrete arch bridge with railings and arch superstructure that are both attractively designed was built to replace a wooden structure at this site.

The arch superstructure has received a number of repairs. The historic bridge inventory reports that the arch ribs had significant repairs. The spandrel columns, at one time badly cracked, have either been replaced or extensively repaired, which included a protective wrap placed around the columns. While all these repairs have undoubtedly reduced the historic integrity in terms of original materials extant on the bridge, these repairs appear to have maintained the same overall appearance and design that the bridge originally had. Repairs such as these are often deemed as acceptable as methods to preserve a historic concrete arch bridge.

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