Waverly Street Bridge
Replacement bridge in January 2014
|Location||Waverly St. at Georges Creek, Westernport, Maryland|
|Area||less than one acre|
|Architect||King Bridge Co.|
|Architectural style||bowstring arch truss|
|NRHP reference #||84001327|
|Added to NRHP||September 7, 1984|
The Waverly Street Bridge, also called the Westernport Bowstring Arch Truss Bridge, was a historic steel bowstring truss bridge at Westernport, Allegany County, Maryland, United States. It carried vehicular traffic on Waverly Street over George's Creek. The bridge had a span length of 108 feet (33 m). It was built in 1892, by the King Bridge Company of Cleveland, Ohio.
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The Waverly Street Bridge was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984. It was demolished in 1991.
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