Savage, Maryland: World's Only Surviving Wrought Iron Bridge

Rust? Hah! The Bollman Truss Semi-Suspension Bridge has been fighting (and beating) the forces of oxidization since 1860.

Bollman Truss Semi-Suspension Bridge

Address:
8600 Foundry St., Savage, MD
Directions:
I-95 exit 38A onto Hwy 32/Patuxent Fwy. Drive one mile, then take exit 12B onto US Hwy 1 south. Drive a half-mile, then turn right onto Gorman Rd. Drive a quarter-mile, then turn right onto Foundry St. The Bollman Truss Semi-Suspension Bridge is on the left, spanning the creek parallel to Foundry St. Park and walk across it.
Admission:
Free.
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Wrought iron bridge.

Wrought Iron Bridge

In perfect condition!

[daytripper, 07/26/2014]

Famous as the "World's Only Surviving Wrought Iron Bridge," as all the others must've succumbed to rust (or newer construction materials). Built in 1860.

World's Only Surviving Wrought Iron Bridge

Pretty nice stop. There's a mall next door, Savage mills, with a rope course and nice restaurant.

[Theklub, 06/09/2011]
World's Only Wrought Iron Bridge

The world's only surviving wrought iron bridge. The rest rusted out! In excellent condition for a historic structure.

[Jay Phillips, 05/21/2006]

It's the Bollman Truss Semi-Suspension Bridge -- battling the forces of oxidization since 1860.

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