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Bollman Truss Railroad Bridge

Savage, Maryland
County of Howard.
Spanning Little Patuxent River near the junction of Gorman Road and Foundry Street
National Register Number: 72000582
Resource type: Structure.
Property type: Transportation - rail - related. The threat level was Satisfactory in
Congressional District: MD-6 Certified Local Government: NO
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Statement of Significance (as of designation - February 16, 2000):
The Bollman truss railroad bridge at Savage, Maryland is the sole surviving example of a revolutionary design in the history of American bridge engineering. The design was the first successful all-iron bridge design to be adopted and consistently used (from 1850-1875) on a railroad. The bridge is one of the oldest standing iron railroad bridges in the United States

Currently, there are no threats to the landmark.

The bridge was painted two years ago.

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