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Hagerstown Road Bridge, Spanning Little Cotoctin Creek at Old Hagerstown R, Middletown, Frederick County, MD



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Location
Spanning Little Cotoctin Creek at Old Hagerstown R, Middletown vicinity, MD

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER MD-89
Significance: The Hagerstown Road Bridge is one of 26 metal truss bridges remaining in Frederick County. In 1978, there were approximately 40, but increased traffic has led to removal of many bridges. The bridge is structurally unusual for its low placement of the lower chord bolt connection. It is otherwise typical of 1920 steel pony truss bridge construction of the Pratt type. The road and crossing are significant as the main 18th century road west from Frederick to Hagerstown, until replaced by the National Pike in the early 19th century.

Subjects
Steel Truss Bridges
Vehicular Bridges
Pony Truss Bridges


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. VIEW EAST, WEST ELEVATION AND SETTING
2. VIEW EAST, WEST ELEVATION
3. VIEW WEST, EAST ELEVATION
4. VIEW SOUTH, NORTH APPROACH
5. VIEW NORTH, SOUTH APPROACH
6. VIEW NORTHWEST, EAST SIDE, SOUTH ABUTMENT
7. VIEW NORTHWEST, DETAIL VERTICAL SUPPORT SYSTEM, STRINGER, CONNECTIONS AND TRAFFIC DECK
8. DETAIL, EAST SIDE, BOTTOM CHORD CONNECTION AND ABUTMENT
9. DETAIL, UPPER TRUSS CONNECTION
10. DETAIL, LOWER CHORD CONNECTION
11. DETAIL, TRUSS SEATING ON ABUTMENT
12. DETAIL, LOWER CHORD CONNECTION, FLOOR BEAM, STRINGERS AND DECK
13. DETAIL, TRAFFIC DECK SUPPORT SYSTEM


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