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Governor's Bridge, Governor's Bridge Road spanning Patuxent River, Bowie, Prince George's County, MD



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HB607597


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Item Title
Governor's Bridge, Governor's Bridge Road spanning Patuxent River, Bowie, Prince George's County, MD

Location
Governor's Bridge Road spanning Patuxent River, Bowie, MD

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER MD-85
Building/structure dates: 1912 initial construction
Significance: Governor's Bridge is one of only two surviving truss bridges in the county. It also marks the site of a river crossing since colonial times. The name Governor's Bridge is derived from the use of this crossing by two eighteenth century Maryland governors who lived at nearby "Belair."

Subjects
Steel Truss Bridges
Vehicular Bridges


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. 3/4 VIEW OF BRIDGE


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