Waverly Street Bridge

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Waverly Street Bridge
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Replacement bridge in January 2014
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Location Waverly St. at Georges Creek, Westernport, Maryland
Coordinates 39°29′23″N79°2′34″W / 39.48972°N 79.04278°W / 39.48972; -79.04278 Coordinates: 39°29′23″N79°2′34″W / 39.48972°N 79.04278°W / 39.48972; -79.04278
Area less than one acre
Built 1892 (1892)
Architect King Bridge Co.
Architectural style bowstring arch truss
NRHP reference # 84001327 [1]
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. [2]

Westernport, Maryland Town in Maryland, United States

Westernport is a town in Allegany County, Maryland, United States, along the Georges Creek Valley. It is part of the Cumberland, MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 1,888 at the 2010 census.

Allegany County, Maryland County in the United States

Allegany County is located in the northwestern part of the U.S. state of Maryland. As of the 2010 census, the population was 75,087. Its county seat is Cumberland. The name Allegany may come from a local Lenape word, welhik hane or oolikhanna, which means 'best flowing river of the hills' or 'beautiful stream'. A number of counties in the Appalachian region of the US are named Allegany, Allegheny, or Alleghany.

Maryland State of the United States of America

Maryland is a state in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States, bordering Virginia, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia to its south and west; Pennsylvania to its north; and Delaware to its east. The state's largest city is Baltimore, and its capital is Annapolis. Among its occasional nicknames are Old Line State, the Free State, and the Chesapeake Bay State. It is named after the English queen Henrietta Maria, known in England as Queen Mary.


The Waverly Street Bridge was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984. It was demolished in 1991. [1]

National Register of Historic Places federal list of historic sites in the United States

The National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) is the United States federal government's official list of districts, sites, buildings, structures, and objects deemed worthy of preservation for their historical significance. A property listed in the National Register, or located within a National Register Historic District, may qualify for tax incentives derived from the total value of expenses incurred preserving the property.

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  1. 1 2 National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places . National Park Service.
  2. Geoffrey Henry; Mark Edwards; David Dorsey & Paula Spero (April 1984). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Waverly Street Bridge" (PDF). Maryland Historical Trust. Retrieved 2016-01-01.