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Crum Road Bridge

Ballenger Creek Park Bridge

Crum Road Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Marc Scotti

Bridge Documented: Winter 2018

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Ballenger Creek Park Nature Trail Over Ballenger Creek
Location
Rural: Frederick County, Maryland: United States
Structure Type
Metal Bowstring Pony Truss, Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
By Builder/Contractor: Wrought Iron Bridge Company of Canton, Ohio

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
63 Feet (19.3 Meters)
Structure Length
63 Feet (19.3 Meters)
Roadway Width
13.5 Feet (4.11 Meters)
Spans
1 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
Not Applicable

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This attractive and rare cast and wrought iron bowstring truss bridge was relocated and preserved here for pedestrian use. The HAER documentation above illustrates and describes the bridge's original location on Crum Road. The bridge retains good historic integrity with no major alterations. The bridge has been cared for in its new location, and has been repainted at least once since relocating. The bearings were also found to be clean and free of debris, something simple that goes a long way to ensuring the bridge's good condition in the long-term.

Note that the HAER Data Pages are in error, this bridge is NOT the product of the King Bridge Company but rather the Wrought Iron Bridge Company. It closely follows the Wrought Iron Bridge Company's patented design. Also, the ca. 1890 construction date they estimate is unrealistic. The Wrought Iron Bridge Company rarely if ever built this bridge design after ca. 1880. The bridge likely dates to the 1870s.

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