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.
Rural, amid woods, farms, and distant single-family houses on large lots.
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.
One-lane bridge, wood deck, carries traffic on Cuba Road, a narrow, winding two-lane rural road.
Plaque on truss over roadway reads "Wrought Iron Bridge Co., Canton, Ohio". No date on bridge. No decorative elements other than the plaque.
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.
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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