Day Tripping - DC Metro
Savage Mill, Maryland



Bollman Truss Semi-Suspension Bridge
Savage, Maryland

(Photo by Ron Patterson)


The Bollman Truss semi-suspension bridge which spans the Little Patuxent river was brought here in 1860 when the B&O Railroad serviced the Mill.

This style of bridge was used all over the United States and Europe, but was made of wrought and cast iron which rusted out in all locations but one.

The last standing Bollman Truss semi-suspension bridge in the world is here at Savage Mill and is recognized as a national treasure.

Text from Savage Mill Web Site