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

Cecil Whig

Cecil Whig
Wed, 15 Apr 2015 10:34:55 -0700

Chesapeake City Bridge closed. Damage to the Chesapeake City Bridge's northbound lane's guardrail could be seen at the scene. Chesapeake City Bridge closed. CECIL WHIG PHOTO BY ADELMA GREGORY-BUNNELL ...

Cecil Whig

Cecil Whig
Tue, 25 Aug 2015 12:30:47 -0700

Revenge will be on the minds of the Elks when they cross the Chesapeake City Bridge to play Bo Manor in late October. The winner of this game may very well have the inside track for the lower-division crown. Friday, Nov. 6: Elkton at North East (7 p.m.).

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
Tue, 01 Apr 2014 16:35:10 -0700

Accident shuts down Ches. City Bridge By Jacob Owens jowens@cecilwhig.com Cecil Daily. CHESAPEAKE CITY — A two-car accident in the middle of the Chesapeake City Bridge stifled traffic in the southern part of the county for much of Tuesday morning.
 
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.
 
My Eastern Shore
Sat, 30 Aug 2014 12:28:45 -0700

... be dedicated to Cardin Oct. 5; ARTICLE: Manatee, dolphins found in Bay waterways; ARTICLE: Investigation heats up in 1998 murder of surgeon; ARTICLE: C&D Canal Museum now open weekends; ARTICLE: Accident closes Chesapeake City bridge for ...
 
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 ...

My Eastern Shore

My Eastern Shore
Mon, 30 Mar 2015 14:26:11 -0700

... 'enchanted life' until age 106; ARTICLE: Canal trail to be dedicated to Cardin Oct. 5; ARTICLE: Manatee, dolphins found in Bay waterways; ARTICLE: C&D Canal Museum now open weekends; ARTICLE: Accident closes Chesapeake City bridge for hours.
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