This bridge, having excellent historic integrity including
plaques, is a good example of Maryland's standard plan for through truss bridges
employed in the late portion of the truss bridge era. This particular example is
skewed. There is an abundance of rolled i-beams making up the bridge. The
only v-lacing present is on the built-up overhead lateral bracing. As such, the
truss has a simpler appearance to it than other truss bridge, yet still remains
a bold structure with a high level of aesthetic value.
The design of this standard plan is wide, even including
shoulders beyond the two lanes, which should make continued preservation on a
state highway feasible.
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