Bollman Iron Truss Bridge

Bollman Iron Truss Bridge (HM6AV)

Location: Laurel, MD 20723 Howard County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 8.077', W 76° 49.505'

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Spanning the Little Patuxent River is the sole surviving example of the bridging system invented, 1850, by Wendel Bollman, Baltimore engineer. It was the first system, entirely of iron, used by the Baltimore and Ohio railroad and the first in America. Through 1873 the company built about 100 such bridges.
HM NumberHM6AV
Series This marker is part of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (B&O) series, and the National Historic Landmarks series.
Placed ByMaryland Historical Society
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Date Added Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 at 6:34am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 342257 N 4333301
Decimal Degrees39.13461667, -76.82508333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 8.077', W 76° 49.505'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 8' 4.62" N, 76° 49' 30.30" W
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Area Code(s)240, 301, 410, 443
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 183 Savage Mill Trail, Laurel MD 20723, US
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