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Chesapeake City Bridge
Chesapeake & Delaware Canal from Chesapeake City.jpg
Carries 2 lanes of MD 213
Crosses Chesapeake & Delaware Canal
Locale Chesapeake City, Maryland
Maintained by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Design Tied arch bridge
Total length (?)
Width (?)
Opened 1949
Daily traffic 14,350
Coordinates 39°31′45″N 75°48′50″W / 39.529053°N 75.813920°W / 39.529053; -75.813920
Chesapeake City Bridge is located in Maryland
Chesapeake City Bridge

The Chesapeake City Bridge carries Maryland Route 213 across the Chesapeake & Delaware Canal in Chesapeake City, Maryland. There are two undivided traffic lanes and one sidewalk on the east side of the bridge. It was built in 1949 by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to provide a high-level canal crossing. An older vertical lift drawbridge was destroyed on July 28, 1942 after being struck by the tanker Franz Klasen. The bridge is identical in appearance to the old St. Georges Bridge in Delaware (they were constructed roughly at the same time) except for the number of lanes.

Vertical lift span[edit]

The Chesapeake City vertical lift span was constructed between 1924 and 1928 . The bridge carried Maryland Route 213, connecting George Street on the south side of the canal with Lock Street on the north. Following the destruction of the bridge, the new high-level bridge was constructed approximately 500 feet (152 m) to the west. Maryland Route 213 was diverted to the new bridge, while the surface streets leading to the former bridge site were resigned as Maryland Route 537. This lift bridge itself was a replacement of an earlier wooden swing bridge. The replacement was necessitated by the expansion of the canal in the 1920s.

See also[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • The Day the Ship Knocked the Bridge Down: Where Were You? by Robert Hazel, Rare Harmony Publishing.



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6 news items

My Eastern Shore

My Eastern Shore
Mon, 06 Oct 2014 06:49:02 -0700

Conquer the Bridge II is in the history book. Participants reach the downslope approaching the south side of the Chesapeake City Bridge during the Conquer the Bridge walk Saturday morning, Oct. 4. Conquer the Bridge II is in the history book. PHOTO BY ...

Cecil Whig

Cecil Whig
Thu, 02 Oct 2014 12:52:30 -0700

For the second time, runners and walkers will be able to cross the Chesapeake City Bridge as part of the Conquer the Bridge 5K. The event will take place in the morning on Saturday, Oct. 4. And then it will be over. “The runners will be over that ...
 
Cecil Whig
Sun, 05 Oct 2014 17:10:36 -0700

Conquer the Bridge II is in the history book. Participants reach the downslope approaching the south side of the Chesapeake City Bridge during Saturday morning's walk. Conquer the Bridge II is in the history book. CECIL WHIG PHOTO BY CHERYL MATTIX ...

My Eastern Shore

My Eastern Shore
Fri, 26 Sep 2014 22:22:33 -0700

ARTICLE: Delmarva's parent company prepares for 2015 merger; ARTICLE: Cecilton doctor offers addiction help; ARTICLE: More than 700 conquer the Chesapeake City Bridge in 5K; ARTICLE: Grassroots effort looks to save fish in Elkton dredging ...

Cecil Whig

Cecil Whig
Thu, 25 Sep 2014 12:52:30 -0700

ARTICLE: Runners have second chance to conquer Chesapeake City Bridge; ARTICLE: Beatles tribute, 5K run part of this year's Fall Fest; ARTICLE: Town hopes to draw in visitors with sales, live music; ARTICLE: Local 5-year-old inspires community with ...
 
My Eastern Shore
Thu, 25 Sep 2014 01:07:53 -0700

“The frost is on the punkin and the fodder's in the shock,” as James Whitcomb Riley put it poetically. But it's also cold and flu time, and there's nothing poetic about that. Colds may make you miserable, but the flu can kill you. And, as if worrying ...
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