Queen Anne Bridge

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Queen Anne Bridge
Carries Queen Anne Bridge Road
Crosses Patuxent River
Owner State Roads Commission
Design Pratt truss with Phoenix sections[1]
Material steel[1]
Constructed by Dean & Westbrook[1]
Heritage status Maryland Historical Trust[1]
Collapsed partial, circa 1960[1]

Queen Anne Bridge is an historic bridge over the Patuxent River near Queen Anne in Prince George's County.[1] It is the only surviving example of a Pratt truss bridge with Phoenix sections in the county.[1]

Numerous bridges have been built on this site that once served as a main road connecting Anne Arundel County to Prince George's County.[1] The first one was built in 1755 and by 1797 another wood bridge was built by local carpenter Colmor Duvall, only to be destroyed by a flood in June 1804.[1] In 1804, the bridge was immediately rebuilt.[1] The current structure was built about 1890 and was closed after the Anne Arundel span of the bridge collapsed due to an overloaded truck, circa 1960.[1] It remained open for pedestrian use until 2007 and remains standing, linking county park land on both sides of the river.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Pearl, Susan G. "Maryland Historical Trust Property P.G.#74B-1-12". Maryland Inventory of Historic Bridges. State of Maryland. Retrieved 12 January 2013. 

Coordinates: 38°53′42.65″N 76°40′34.65″W / 38.8951806°N 76.6762917°W / 38.8951806; -76.6762917