digplanet beta 1: Athena
Share digplanet:


Applied sciences






















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
Design Tied arch bridge
Total length (?)
Width (?)
Opened 1949
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.

Original courtesy of Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chesapeake_City_Bridge — Please support Wikipedia.
This page uses Creative Commons Licensed content from Wikipedia. A portion of the proceeds from advertising on Digplanet goes to supporting Wikipedia.

198 news items

My Eastern Shore

My Eastern Shore
Mon, 04 Apr 2016 08:46:51 -0700

CHESAPEAKE CITY — Upper Shore motorists will have to soon grow accustomed to a new headache as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers closes one lane of the Chesapeake City Bridge over the C&D Canal for the better part of five months during a ...

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 ...

My Eastern Shore

My Eastern Shore
Fri, 11 Sep 2015 08:48:10 -0700

Meanwhile, officials with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are awaiting bids for a repainting project on the Chesapeake City bridge that will make that span one lane for several months later this year. In the hamlet of Fredericktown on the shore of the ...

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
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

Cecil Whig
Mon, 05 Oct 2015 12:23:43 -0700

While Cardin was in town to officially open the trail, the senator also spent time discussing more potential improvements in town, particularly expanding the pedestrian walkway on the Chesapeake City Bridge. “I want people to safely be able to walk and ...

My Eastern Shore

My Eastern Shore
Mon, 14 Mar 2016 08:53:16 -0700

ARTICLE: Horse farm eyes stem cell partnership as edge on future; ARTICLE: Chesapeake City bridge project to bring delays; ARTICLE: Miss Clare sails off into sunset as owners retire; ARTICLE: Prime 225 opens in Chesapeake City · Discuss; Print.
My Eastern Shore
Mon, 28 Mar 2016 07:00:58 -0700

CAMBRIDGE — A collaborative project to develop consensus on recommendations for oyster-fishing practices and restoration in the Choptank and Little Choptank rivers kicked off at its first meeting last month at the University of Maryland Center for ...

Oops, we seem to be having trouble contacting Twitter

Support Wikipedia

A portion of the proceeds from advertising on Digplanet goes to supporting Wikipedia. Please add your support for Wikipedia!

Searchlight Group

Digplanet also receives support from Searchlight Group. Visit Searchlight