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Weems Creek Bridge, Spanning Weems Creek at MD Route 436, Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, MD



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B&W Photos

HB620421
View Of West Elevation, Looking East From Rowe Boulevard

HB620422
View Of Bridge, Looking Northeast

HB620423
View Of South Approach, Looking North

HB620424
View Of North Approach, Looking South

HB620425
View Of Swing Span In Open Position

HB620426
View Of West Elevation, Showing Timber Piles And Fender, Looking Northeast

HB620427
View Of North Approach Span, Looking Northeast

HB620428
Southwest Corner Of Approach Span, Showing Tender's House And Southwest Corner Of Abutment

HB620429
Detail Of Swing Span, Showing Top Of Center Pier And Fender

HB620430
Detail Of Swing Span, Looking Southeast

HB620431
West Elevation Of Bridge Tender's House And Deck

HB620432
Detail View Of North Apron And Swing Span Juncture, Showing Wheel And Wheel Guard

HB620433
View Of Substructure, Showing Timber Bents, Cross Bracing, Stringers And Floor Beams

HB620434
Detail View Of Center Pivot With Balance Wheels

HB620435
Detail View Of Substructure, Showing Gear Mechanism


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Item Title


Location
Spanning Weems Creek at MD Route 436, Annapolis vicinity, MD

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER MD-112
Significance: This bridge is one of only three remaining swing span bridges in Maryland and is the oldest of the three. It is important in the history of transportation in Maryland as a relatively rare example of the way in which residents combined navigation on Maryland's waterways with the requirement for vehicular roads to move goods and people.

Subjects
Swing Bridges
Vehicular Bridges


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. VIEW OF WEST ELEVATION, LOOKING EAST FROM ROWE BOULEVARD
2. VIEW OF BRIDGE, LOOKING NORTHEAST
3. VIEW OF SOUTH APPROACH, LOOKING NORTH
4. VIEW OF NORTH APPROACH, LOOKING SOUTH
5. VIEW OF SWING SPAN IN OPEN POSITION
6. VIEW OF WEST ELEVATION, SHOWING TIMBER PILES AND FENDER, LOOKING NORTHEAST
7. VIEW OF NORTH APPROACH SPAN, LOOKING NORTHEAST
8. SOUTHWEST CORNER OF APPROACH SPAN, SHOWING TENDER'S HOUSE AND SOUTHWEST CORNER OF ABUTMENT
9. DETAIL OF SWING SPAN, SHOWING TOP OF CENTER PIER AND FENDER
10. DETAIL OF SWING SPAN, LOOKING SOUTHEAST
11. WEST ELEVATION OF BRIDGE TENDER'S HOUSE AND DECK
12. DETAIL VIEW OF NORTH APRON AND SWING SPAN JUNCTURE, SHOWING WHEEL AND WHEEL GUARD
13. VIEW OF SUBSTRUCTURE, SHOWING TIMBER BENTS, CROSS BRACING, STRINGERS AND FLOOR BEAMS
14. DETAIL VIEW OF CENTER PIVOT WITH BALANCE WHEELS
15. DETAIL VIEW OF SUBSTRUCTURE, SHOWING GEAR MECHANISM


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