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Cuba Road Bridge

   


Cuba Road Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Bob Dover

Bridge Documented: December 28, 2013
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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Cuba Road Over Western Run
Location
Rural: Baltimore County, Maryland
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1893 By Builder/Contractor: Wrought Iron Bridge Company of Canton, Ohio

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
2011
Main Span Length
112 Feet (34.1 Meters)
Structure Length
116 Feet (35.4 Meters)
Roadway Width
14 Feet (4.3 Meters)
Spans
1 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
200000B0029010

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Information About Bridge Contributed By Bob Dover

Location:
Near Butler, Baltimore County, Maryland. A few miles west of Interstate 83, about 20 miles north of Baltimore and 15 miles south of the Maryland/Pennsylvania state line.

Date:
18935

Setting:
Rural, amid woods, farms, and distant single-family houses on large lots.

Access:
Shawan Road/Hunt Valley exit from I-83. No parking available, but traffic is light, and you can pull over on a shoulder and get to the bridge without too much trouble.

Crosses:
Western Run

Current Status:
One-lane bridge, wood deck, carries traffic on Cuba Road, a narrow, winding two-lane rural road.

Decorations/Plaques:
Plaque on truss over roadway reads "Wrought Iron Bridge Co., Canton, Ohio". No date on bridge. No decorative elements other than the plaque.

Threats:
None known. However, the bridge is not currently preserved or in a park. It does support traffic, and further suburban development in the area could potentially increase traffic needs on the bridge. The bridge is documented in "Historic Bridges of Maryland" by Dixie Legler and Carol M. Highsmith.

HistoricBridges.org Discussion

This is a traditional example of a bridge built by the Wrought Iron Bridge Company. The a-frame portal bracing was a standard for the company in the 1890s, the last decade of operation before it became part of the American Bridge Company.

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