The Maryland State Highway Administration is planning to replace Bridge No. 7055 on MD 545 over Little Elk Creek north of Elkton, Cecil County. The bridge is available to any city or county government, historic preservation organization, bicycle/trail group, other non- profit organization, corporation or individual for reuse at a new location.
Funds may be available for some of the costs associated with the relocation of the bridge. The recipient party will be required to preserve and maintain the bridge in accordance with established standards for historic bridges.
This National Register of Historic Places eligible bridge was constructed in 1932 by the Roanoke Iron and Bridge Works for the Maryland State Roads Commission. The bridge is a steel Warren Style pony truss design on concrete abutments. The overall length is 95 feet, and the bridge is 27 feet wide from curb to curb.
Parties interested in reusing this bridge must contact the State Highway Administration by March 15, 2010.
Mr. Fred Shoken
Maryland State Highway Administration
Environmental Planning Division
Cultural Resources Section
707 North Calvert Street; C-LL4
Baltimore, Maryland 21202
Editor’s Note: The Maryland State Highway Administration was in inaugural recipient of the Stewardship of Historic Properties by a Government Agency Award from the Maryland Historical Trust in 2009.