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Western Maryland Railway Bridge, Spanning Maryland Route 5 at Spring Gap, Cumberland, Allegany County, MD



B&W Photos

HB620818
East Elevation Showing Context And Approach Looking West

HB620819
West Elevation Showing Context And Approach Looking East

HB620820
East Elevation Looking Southwest

HB620821
West Elevation Looking Northeast

HB620822
Abandoned Railway Bed Looking Northwest

HB620823
West Elevation, North Abutment And Northern Two Railing Panels, Looking Northeast

HB620824
East Elevation, South Abutment Looking South

HB620825
West Elevation, West End Of North Wing Wall, Looking North

HB620826
West Elevation, West End Of South Wing Wall, South Abutment And South Railing Panel Looking East

HB620827
West Elevation, West End Of North Wing Wall, Top Of North Abutment And Oblique Of Railing Panels Looking Northwest

HB620828
West Elevation, Detail Of Top Of South Abutment And South End Post Looking Northwest

HB620829
West Elevation, Detail Of North End Post Looking Northwest


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Item Title


Location
Spanning Maryland Route 5 at Spring Gap, Cumberland vicinity, MD

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER MD-115
Significance: The Western Maryland Railway Bridge (Spring Gap Underpass) is significant as a component of the 34-mile section of the Western Maryland Railway, which was acquired by the United States for the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park, has regional significance as a protected remnant of one of the last major phases of trans-Allegheny railroad expansion in the early 20th century. The engineering sophistication of this line is most dramatically indicated by the six Potomac River bridges and three tunnels crossing the Paw Paw Bends within a 12-mile segment of the route.

Subjects
Railroad Bridges


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. East elevation showing context and approach looking west
2. West elevation showing context and approach looking east
3. East elevation looking southwest
4. West elevation looking northeast
5. Abandoned railway bed looking northwest
6. West elevation, north abutment and northern two railing panels, looking northeast
7. East elevation, south abutment looking south
8. West elevation, west end of north wing wall, looking north
9. West elevation, west end of south wing wall, south abutment and south railing panel looking east
10. West elevation, west end of north wing wall, top of north abutment and oblique of railing panels looking northwest
11. West elevation, detail of top of south abutment and south end post looking northwest
12. West elevation, detail of north end post looking northwest


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