Around the corner from Braddish Avenue, Baker Street passes under an
unusual pairing of bridges.
The bridges belong to different legs of the wye at Walbrook Junction.
You may wonder, as did I, why the wye was not shifted slightly south
(right) so that only one bridge would be needed. After all, both
bridges appear the same age.
I surmise the answer is the different subdivisions represented by the bridges
originated during different eras. The closer bridge is part of the WM's Tide
Subdivision this tour has been following from Port Covington. The Tide Sub was
not added until 1904, whereas the main line into Baltimore, represented by the
farther bridge, dates to the 1850s. When the Tide Sub was constructed it got a
brand new bridge while the main line's already-existing bridge was rehabbed.