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Reading Railroad

Reporting mark: RDG
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Officially called "Reading Co." or "Reading Lines". The most commonly used named is Reading Railroad.

NS - South Penn Street Overpass (Cumberland County, Pennsylvania)
Girder railroad bridge over South Penn Street


NS - Spring Street Subway (Berks County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1909
Closed spandrel arch bridge over Spring Street on NS RR
Open to traffic

NS - Sprogels Run Creek Bridge (Montgomery County, Pennsylvania)
Porter Road is closed but has the makings of a trail and the Railroad on top is in active use. Creek goes under in a sepeate tunnel next to the road.
Concrete arch bridge over Porter Road & Sprogels Run Creek on Norfolk Southern (fomer Reading RR)
Open to traffic

NS - SR 34 Overpass (Cumberland County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1908
Stringer bridge over SR 34 on NS Railway


NS - Swatara Creek Bridge (Dauphin County, Pennsylvania)
Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Swatara Creek on Norfolk Southern Railway
Open to traffic

NS - Trinley Mill Drive Overpass (Montgomery County, Pennsylvania)
Built as a stibe arch, rear side widened with concrete top also reinforced
Stone arch bridge carrying Norfolk Southern Rr (former Reading Railroad) & Creek over Trinley Mill Road
Open to traffic

NS - Tulpehocken Creek Bridge (Berks County, Pennsylvania)
Deck plate girder bridge over Tulpehocken Creek on Norfolk Southern Railway
Open to traffic

NS - Water Street/Laurel Run Bridge (Berks County, Pennsylvania)
Bridge over Water Street and Laurel Run on NS RR
Open to traffic

NS - Willow Creek Arch Bridge (Berks County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1916
Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Willow Creek on NS RR


NS - Yellow Breeches Creek Bridge (Brandsville) (York County, Pennsylvania)
Bridge over Yellow Breeches Creek
Open to traffic

NS - Yellow Breeches Creek Bridge (Grantham) (York County, Pennsylvania)
Bridge over Yellow Breeches Creek on Norfolk Southern Railroad
Open to traffic

NS - Yellow Breeches Creek Bridge (Leidighs) (Cumberland County, Pennsylvania)
Bridge over Yellow Breeches Creek on P&R Railroad


NS/SH Overpass (Dauphin County, Pennsylvania)
Slab bridge over Steelton & Highspire Railroad on Railroad
Open to traffic

Old Reading Pike-Norfolk Southern Bridge (Montgomery County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1920
Girder bridge over Norfolk Southern on Old Reading Pike
Closed to all traffic

Old York Road Bridge (Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1913
Pony truss bridge over Conrail on Old York Road in Philadelphia
Open to traffic

PA-272 Bridge (Lancaster County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1936
Stringer bridge over Abandoned Norfolk Southern (Reading) Railroad on PA-272
Open to traffic

PA422 Wyomissing Overpass (Berks County, Pennsylvania)
Lost Warren through truss bridge over Reading Railroad on PA 422
Removed

PA743 Overpass (Dauphin County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1925
Girder bridge over Norfolk Southern (formerly Lebanon Branch of the Reading Railroad) on Pa 743; Sr 0743
Open to traffic

Paxton Creek - Reading Railroad Bridge (Dauphin County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1927
Abandoned bridge over Paxton Creek on RDGRR
Derelict/abandoned

Pencoyd Bridge (Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1900
Through truss bridge over Schuylkill River on Trail - formerly Pencoyd Iron Works
Open to pedestrians and Royal Athena residents only

Poplar Neck Road Railroad Overpass #2 (Berks County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1914
Concrete deck girder bridge over Norfolk Southern rail tracks on Poplar Neck Road
Open to traffic

Poplar Street Bridge (Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1922; rehabilitated 1967
Girder bridge over CSX on Poplar Street
Open to traffic

PRR - Phoenixville Bridge (Old) (Chester County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1884; Replaced 1915
Lost Pratt deck truss bridge over Schuylkill River on Pennsylvania Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

PRR/Reading Pottsville Overpass (Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania)
Pratt through truss bridge over Reading RR on Pennsylvania RR
Removed but not replaced

RBMN - Bellevue Avenue Bridge (Berks County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1924
Girder bridge over RBMN RR on Bellevue Aveune Sr 2016
Open to traffic

RBMN - Mahanoy Tunnel (Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1862
Tunnel under Buck Mountain on Reading, Blue Mountain & Northern Railroad
Open to traffic

RBMN - Maiden Creek Bridge (Berks County, Pennsylvania)
Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Maiden Creek on RBMN
Open to traffic

RBMN - Mill Creek Junction Arches (Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania)
Two stone arch bridges over Schuylkill River on Reading, Blue Mountain& Northern RR
Open to traffic

RBMN - Peacock's Lock Viaduct (Berks County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1853-1856
Stone arch bridge over Schuylkill River
Open to authorized vehicles only

RBMN - Route 222 Overpass (Berks County, Pennsylvania)
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Route 222 on Reading, Blue Mountain & Northern Railroad
Open to traffic

RBMN - Schuylkill River Bridge (Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania)
Bridge over Schuylkill River on Reading. Blue Mountain & Northern Railroad
Open to traffic

RBMN - Schuylkill River Bridge (Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania)
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Schuylkill River on Reading Blue Mountain & Northern Railroad & Appalachian Trail
Open to traffic

RBMN - Tamaqua Tunnel (Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1854
Tunnel under hillside on Reading, Blue Mountain & Northern RR
Open to traffic

RBMN - Washington Road Overpass (Berks County, Pennsylvania)
Bridge over Washington Road and creek on RBMN
Open to traffic

Reading - Bingen Road Stone Arch (Northampton County, Pennsylvania)
Lost Stone arch bridge over Bingen Road on Reading Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

Reading - Bound Brook Bridge (Somerset County, New Jersey)
new rail connection at Bound Brook made bridge obsolete
Warren through truss with all verticals bridge over Unnamed creek on Reading RR
Closed to all traffic

Reading - Cameron Street Overpass (Dauphin County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1922
Deck plate girder bridge over Cameron Street on RDGRR


Reading - Chillisquaque Creek Bridge (Northumberland County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1911 as per date cast on bridge; abandoned ca. 1976 around formation of Conrail
Abandoned deck plate girder bridge over Chillisquaque Creek on former Reading Railroad Catawissa Branch
Abandoned

Reading - Christina River Swing Bridge (New Castle County, Delaware)
Abandoned through truss bridge over Christina River on Abandoned Reading Railroad
Abandoned

Reading - Cocalico Creek Bridge (Lancaster County, Pennsylvania)
Abandoned deck plate bridge over Cocalico Creek on Abandoned Reading Railroad
Abandoned

Reading - Fishing Creek Bridge (Columbia County, Pennsylvania)
Pratt through truss bridge over Fishing Creek on abandoned Reading RR
Derelict/abandoned since 1976

Reading - Frankford Grocery Warehouse Bridge (Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania)
Lost Bridge on Reading Railroad
Removed but not replaced

Reading - Halls Station Bridge (Lycoming County, Pennsylvania)
Built ca. 1846 on the Philadelphia & Reading Railroad; later relocated here to carry vehicular traffic
Wrought and cast iron pony truss bridge over former Philadelphia & Reading RR on private drive
In use for private road/drive

Reading - Lehigh River Bridge (Lehigh County, Pennsylvania)
Abandoned pony/through plate girder bridge over Lehigh River on RDGRR
Derelict/abandoned

Reading - Lofty Tunnel (Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania)
Line abandoned in 1976
Abandoned tunnel under Broad Mountain on Reading Railroad
Derelict/abandoned

Reading - Monocacy Creek Bridge (Lehigh County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1921
Deck plate girder bridge over Monocacy on RDGRR
Intact but closed to all traffic

Reading - North 12th Street Overpass (Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania)
Pony/through plate girder bridge over North 12th Street on Railroad
Abandoned

Reading - PA 4017 Overpass (Lancaster County, Pennsylvania)
Built ca. 1910
Stone arch bridge over PA 4017 on Reading Railroad
Open to traffic

Reading - Pennsylvania Canal Bridge (Columbia County, Pennsylvania)
Closed deck plate girder over Pennsylvania Canal on Railroad
Closed to all traffic

Reading - Pennypack Bridge (Montgomery County, Pennsylvania)
Bridge over Pennypack Creek on Former Reading Railroad Newtown Branch
Abandoned and rusting

Reading - Pigeon Point Ferry (New Castle County, Delaware)
Built 1922; Removed from service 1976
Ferry across Delaware River on Reading Railroad
No longer in service; Transfer bridge (Delaware Side) and an industrial dock (New Jersey side.) remain as abandoned remnants

Reading - Pottstown Pike Overpass (Chester County, Pennsylvania)
This abandoned road crossing was once apart of the Pennsylvania & Reading Railroad before the 1970's when CSX bought it up.
Abandoned bridge over South Pottstown Pike / Route 100
Abandoned

Reading - Pulpit Rock Tunnel (Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania)
Built in 1838; bypassed and abandoned in 1924
Abandoned tunnel under hillside on Reading Railroad
Derelict/abandoned

Reading - Red Bridge (Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania)
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Schuylkill River on Reading Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

Reading - Schuylkill River bridge (Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania)
Stone arch bridge over Schuylkill River on Reading Railroad
This may still be the current RBMN bridge

Reading - Shamokin Bridge (Northumberland County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1909
Abandoned closed-spandrel arch bridge over Shamokin Creek on abandoned railroad right of way
Derelict/abandoned

Reading - Shuman Tunnel (Columbia County, Pennsylvania)
Abandoned tunnel under hillside on Reading Railroad
Derelict/abandoned

Reading - Silvex Road Overpass (Northampton County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1918
Slab bridge over Silvex Road on old Reading Railroad ROW
Open to traffic

Reading - Spring Garden Street Overpass (Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1913
Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Spring Garden Street on Reading Railroad
Open to traffic

Reading - Sunbury Bridge (Northumberland County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1917; closed 1989; removed 1991
Lost Pony/through plate girder bridge over Susquehanna River on Reading Railroad
Removed but not replaced

Reading - Sunbury Bridge (Old) (Northumberland County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1883 by Phila. & Reading subsidiary Shamokin, Sunbury & Lewisburg; Replaced by plate girder bridge ca. 1917.
Lost Whipple through truss bridge over Susquehanna River on Reading Railroad
Superstructure replaced

Reading - Swatara Creek Covered Deck Truss (Lebanon County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1869; Replaced ?
Lost Foreman deck truss bridge over Swatara Creek on Reading Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

Reading - White Deer Creek Bridge (Union County, Pennsylvania)
Collapsed in 1996 flood, rebuilt 2013
Deck plate girder bridge over White Deer Creek on Former Reading Railroad (preserved for freight service)
Open to traffic

Reading RR - Rupert Bridge (Columbia County, Pennsylvania)
Approaches built 1911, new trusses built 1933/34, abandoned ca. 1976
Bridge over North Branch Susquehanna River on abandoned Reading RR right-of-way
Intact but closed to all traffic

Rising Sun Lane Underpass (New Castle County, Delaware)
Built 1923
Abandoned deck plate girder bridge over Rising Sun Road on Abandoned Reading Railroad
Derelict/abandoned

Salford Station Road Bridge (Montgomery County, Pennsylvania)
Built ca. 1910
Wooden bridge over an abandoned railroad on Salford Station Road
Closed to all traffic

Saucon Creek Reading Railroad Bridge (Northampton County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1917
Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Saucon Creek on Saucon Rail Trail
Open to pedestrians only

Scarlets Mill Bridge (Berks County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1881
Relocated Foreman pony truss bridge on the Horseshoe Trail


Schuylkill River Trail/NS Belt Line Overpass (Berks County, Pennsylvania)
Pony/through plate girder bridge over NS RR - Belt Line on Schuylkill River Trail
Open to pedestrians only

SEPTA - 8th Street Overpass (Bucks County, Pennsylvania)
Bridge over 8th Street on East Penn RR/Formerly Reading Railroad
Open to traffic

SEPTA - Belfield Avenue Overpass (Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania)
Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Belfield Avenue on SEPTA
Open to traffic

SEPTA - Bristol Road Overpass (Bucks County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1904
Concrete arch bridge over Bristol Road on SEPTA
Open to traffic

SEPTA - Chelten Avenue Bridge (Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania)
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Chelten Avenue on SEPTA
Open to traffic

SEPTA - Cresheim Valley Drive Overpass (Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania)
Bridge over Cresheim Valley Drive and frmr PRR Ft Washington Branch on SEPTA Chestnut Hill East
Open to traffic

SEPTA - Delaware Canal Bridge (Bucks County, Pennsylvania)
Deck truss bridge over Delaware Canal on SEPTA
Open to traffic

SEPTA - East Branch Perkiomen Creek Bridge (Bucks County, Pennsylvania)
Closed-spandrel arch bridge over East Branch Perkiomen Creek on Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority
Open to traffic

SEPTA - Green Lane Overpass (Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania)
Deck plate girder bridge over Green Lane on SEPTA
Open to traffic

SEPTA - Market-Frankford Elevated Viaduct (Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1922
Pratt through truss bridge over Lehigh Avenue and Conrail Richmond Branch on SEPTA Market-Frankford Line
Open to traffic

SEPTA - Mill Creek Bridge (Bucks County, Pennsylvania)
Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Mill Creek on Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority
Open to traffic

SEPTA - Neshaminy Creek Arch Bridge (Bucks County, Pennsylvania)
Stone-and-brick arch bridge over Neshaminy Creek on SEPTA and CSX Railroad
Open to traffic

SEPTA - North 5th Street Overpass (Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania)
Stone arch bridge over North 5th Street on SEPTA - NY Short Line
Open to traffic

SEPTA - Old York Road Bridge (Montgomery County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1905; rehabilitated 1956
Steel stringer bridge over SEPTA on Old York Road
Open to traffic

SEPTA - Pennypack Creek Viaduct (Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1872
Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Pennypack Creek on SEPTA - NY Short Line
Open to traffic

SEPTA - Perkasie Tunnel (Bucks County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1853-1857
Tunnel under goes under Ridge Road (PA Route 563)-Landis Ridge on Former Reading RR now East Penn RR
Open to traffic

SEPTA - Shurs Lane Overpass (Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania)
Concrete arch bridge on SEPTA (Former Reading Railroad Norristown Branch)
Open to traffic

SEPTA - Spring Garden Street Bridge (abandoned) (Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania)
Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Spring Garden Street on SEPTA
Intact but closed to all traffic

SEPTA - W Girard Avenue Overpass (Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania)
Deck plate girder bridge over W Girard Avenue on SEPTA Railroad
Open to traffic

SEPTA - West Godfrey Avenue Overpass (Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania)
Pony/through plate girder bridge over West Godfrey Avenue on SEPTA
Open to traffic

SEPTA - West Trenton Railroad Bridge (Mercer County, New Jersey)
Built 1912, second bridge at this crossing
Concrete arch bridge over Delaware River on SEPTA/CSX Railroad
Open

SEPTA - Wissahickon Creek Viaduct (Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1881-1882; Altered 1930
Bridge over Wissahickon Creek, Lincoln Drive, and Wissahickon Bike Trail on EPTA and Norfolk Southern
Open to traffic

SEPTA Chestnut Hill West/SEPTA Ex-Reading Main Overpass (Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania)
Pony truss bridge over Reading RR on SEPTA Chestnut Hill West Branch
Open to traffic

SEPTA/Liberty Bell Trail Overpass (Bucks County, Pennsylvania)
Slab bridge over Liberty Bell Trail on Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority
Open to traffic

South Bethlemhem Greenway Saucon Creek Bridge (Northampton County, Pennsylvania)
Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Saucon Creek and Millside Drive on Reading Railroad
Open to pedestrians only

US11 Overpass (Franklin County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1937 replaced original bridge built by Reading Company
Stringer bridge carrying US 11; Sr 0011 (Rt. 11) over CSXT (former Reading Railroad)
Open to traffic

US209 Overpass (Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1926; rehabilitated 1983
Girder bridge over Reading & Northern RR on Sr 209 (Lr 162)
Open to traffic

Walnut Street Bridge (Berks County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1926; rehabilitated 1953
Queenpost pony truss bridge over Norfolk Southern RR on Sr 2012 (Lr 06208)
Open to traffic

Yardleyville Centennial Bridge (Mercer County, New Jersey)
Built 1875; Replaced 1912
Lost Whipple deck truss bridge over Delaware River
Replaced by a new bridge