Hollofield area of Patapsco River State Park, between Howard and Baltimore Counties, Maryland. About 1 mile north of Interstate 70, and 5 miles west of Baltimore.
Rural, in woods within a state park, but connecting heavily populated suburban areas nearby.
Exit US Route 29 off of Interstate 70. There is dedicated parking on the western end of the bridge.
Two-lane bridge, cement deck, carries traffic on Hollofield Road, a narrow, winding two-lane rural road passing through the state park. Note that "Historic Bridges of Maryland" by Dixie Legler and Carol M. Highsmith incorrectly states that the bridge carries Johnnycake Road. The intersection of Hollofield Road with Johnnycake Road is just off of the eastern end of the bridge, but the road over the bridge is Hollofield.
Date plaque on the angled truss girder on the south side of the western end of the bridge gives its date as 1934. No other decorative elements on the bridge.
None known. The bridge is located within a State Park, and substantial development which would increase traffic needs beyond the bridge's capability is unlikely.
Truss bridges built in the 1930s were not like those built decades ago in the 19th Century. They were not designed by the builder of the bridge, they were instead designed by the state. Therefore, in this period, truss bridge designs and appearances are linked to the particular state they are located in. This bridge therefore represents Maryland's approach to steel truss design.
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