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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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Cecil Whig

Cecil Whig
Fri, 28 Nov 2014 01:11:15 -0800

Painting of the Chesapeake City Bridge pillars near the pedestrian stairs has also been added back to the list of needed projects. Geracimos also wanted to bury utility wires, including both electric and telephone, in order to eliminate visual ...

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 ...
 
My Eastern Shore
Sat, 30 Aug 2014 12:28:45 -0700

City revitalization plan; ARTICLE: Seventy years later, local vet recalls Battle of Leyte Gulf; ARTICLE: More than 700 conquer the Chesapeake City Bridge in 5K · Discuss; Print; ShareShare. Posted in Kent county on Saturday, August 30, 2014 3:17 pm.
 
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 ...
 
Cecil Whig
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 17:38:03 -0700

“The Chesapeake City bridge is a landmark of this area, and I personally like to watch the sunset with the bridge highlighting its effect,” she said. “We thought Schaefer's would make a nice painting for the locals' interest for our plein air painting ...
 
Cecil Whig
Fri, 26 Apr 2013 01:32:30 -0700

... Chesapeake City bridge By Jacob Owens jowens@cecilwhig.com Cecil Daily. An extraordinarily large ship named “Galaxy Ace” sailed through the C&D Canal about 1 p.m. Thursday, clearing the underside of the Chesapeake City Bridge by just a few feet.
 
Cecil Whig
Thu, 19 Jun 2014 14:22:30 -0700

More about Chesapeake City Races. ARTICLE: Runners have second chance to conquer Chesapeake City Bridge · Discuss; Print. Posted in Misc features on Wednesday, June 18, 2014 5:38 pm. Updated: 4:19 pm. | Tags: Chesapeake City Races ...
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