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Havre de Grace Railroad Bridge

Havre de Grace Railroad Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Elaine Deutsch

Bridge Documented: July 1, 2016

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Railroad (CSX) Over Susquehanna River
Havre de Grace and Perryville: Harford County, Maryland and Cecil County, Maryland: United States
Structure Type
Metal 16 Panel Pin-Connected Baltimore Deck Truss, Fixed and Approach Spans: Metal Pin-Connected Pennsylvania Through Truss, Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1909 By Builder/Contractor: American Bridge Company of New York, New York

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
520 Feet (158.5 Meters)
Structure Length
6,109 Feet (1862 Meters)
Roadway Width
Not Available
1 Main Span(s) and 37 Approach Span(s)
NBI Number
Not Applicable

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This is a long and large bridge over the wide Susquehanna River. It is noted for its variety of span types, defining which spans are "main" spans and "approach" spans is difficult given the layout of the bridge and variety of designs used. The 500+ foot spans would have been among the longest simple truss spans when built. The 520 foot deck truss span is particularly significant since most record-breaking spans are thru trusses, presumably because long spans require deep trusses that normally would not fit under the roadway level as a deck truss.

The west side of the river has a 520 foot through Pennsylvania truss and 8 230 foot deck truss spans. The east side has a 520 foot Baltimore deck truss (or it might be called an upside-down Pennsylvania truss), a 400 foot through Pennsylvania truss, and 2 230 foot deck truss spans. The spans over the island were originally girder spans, much shorter than the others. There are 23 girder spans.


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