Lombard Street Bridge

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Lombard Street Bridge
Lombard Street Bridge is located in Baltimore
Lombard Street Bridge
Lombard Street Bridge is located in Maryland
Lombard Street Bridge
Lombard Street Bridge is located in the US
Lombard Street Bridge
Location Over Gwynns Falls off Wetheredsville Rd., Baltimore, Maryland
Coordinates 39°19′1.5″N 76°42′0.3″W / 39.317083°N 76.700083°W / 39.317083; -76.700083Coordinates: 39°19′1.5″N 76°42′0.3″W / 39.317083°N 76.700083°W / 39.317083; -76.700083
Area 0.1 acres (0.040 ha)
Built 1974 (1974)
Architect Bollman, Wendel
Architectural style Water-main truss
NRHP Reference # 75002093[1]
Added to NRHP September 27, 1972

Lombard Street Bridge is a historic truss bridge located at Baltimore, Maryland, United States. It is an 88-foot cast iron span consisting of three lines of trusses—two outer trusses of composite cast and wrought iron in a diagonal Pratt design and a center composite bowstring truss of Pratt-system web. It was designed in 1877 by engineer Wendel Bollman (1814–1884).[2] The center bowstring is actually a bifurcated cast iron water main. This design for a bridge carrying a water line as a component of the truss bridge support itself is a unique design element of this bridge.[3]

The bridge was dismantled and placed into storage in 1975, after it was judged that it could not handle the increased traffic on Lombard Street.[2] It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b Nancy Miller (December 1974). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Lombard Street Bridge" (PDF). Maryland Historical Trust. Retrieved 2016-03-01. 
  3. ^ "Old Lombard Street Iron Bridge". 

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