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Thomas J. Hatem Memorial Bridge

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Thomas J. Hatem Memorial Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Elaine Deutsch

Bridge Documented: July 1, 2016

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
US-40 Over Susquehanna River
Havre de Grace and Perryville: Harford County, Maryland and Cecil County, Maryland: United States
Structure Type
Metal Continuous (Arch and Suspended Deck) Rivet-Connected Wichert Through Truss, Fixed and Approach Spans: Metal Continuous Rivet-Connected Wichert Deck Truss, Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1939 By Builder/Contractor: Unknown and Engineer/Design: John Edwin Greiner (J. E. Greiner Company of Baltimore, Maryland and Chicago, Illinois)

Technical Facts

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Main Span Length
456 Feet (139 Meters)
Structure Length
7,624 Feet (2323.9 Meters)
Roadway Width
47.2 Feet (14.39 Meters)
6 Main Span(s) and 50 Approach Span(s)
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This bridge is noted for its rare Wichert truss spans, and is the largest Wichert truss bridge in the country. The original Wichert truss is the Homestead High Level Bridge.

This bridge shows all three forms that the Wichert design was ever used in, including deck girder Wichert spans, deck truss Wichert spans, and the through truss Wichert truss spans. The Wichert rhombus has been altered by the addition of a vertical member running in the middle of it. This is unfortunate since this is the most significant part of this historic bridge.


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