Bollman Suspension and Trussed Bridge

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Spanning Little Patuxent River near the jct. of Goman Rd. and Foundry St., Savage, Maryland

Bollman through truss bridge over Little Patuxent River in Savage, near the intersection of Goman Road and Foundry Street

Photos 

Photo taken by Jim Allen, June 2011

Map 

Description 

The Bollman Truss Bridge at Savage is the last of its type in the United States. The Bollman Truss is usually credited with being the first type of iron truss bridge used in large numbers on an American railroad. -- Historic American Engineering Record (HAER MD-1)

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 18, 1972
Reference number
72000582
Architectural style
Other architectural type; Bollman Truss
Areas of significance
Engineering; Transportation
Level of significance
State
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Structure
Historic function
Rail-related
Current function
Park
Period of significance
1850-1874
Significant year
1869

Update Log 

  • August 4, 2012: New photos from Jim Allen

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