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Amtrak - Brandywine River Bridge

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PRR - Branywine River Bridge

Wilmington DE

Photo taken by Douglas Butler

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BH Photo #284471

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Overview
Deck plate girder bridge over Brandywine River on Pennsylvania RR / Conrail
Location
Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware
Status
Open to traffic
Railroads
- Amtrak (AMTK)
- Northeast Corridor (NEC)
- Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
Design
Built as deck plate girder swing but has not opened in decades, and is officially exempt from being required to open as per Code of Federal Regulations
Also called
PRR - Brandywine River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.73992, -75.53677   (decimal degrees)
39°44'24" N, 75°32'12" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/454008/4399028 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Wilmington South
Inventory number
BH 61112 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Amtrak (437)
Deck girder (4,598)
Delaware (125)
Girder (8,168)
HAER documented (1,099)
Have street view (22,568)
Movable (2,712)
New Castle County, Delaware (85)
Northeast Corridor (150)
Open (36,888)
Owned by railroad (9,956)
Pennsylvania Railroad (525)
Plate girder (6,271)
Railroad (13,225)
Swing (1,251)
Wilmington, Delaware (27)

Update Log 

  • June 11, 2017: Updated by Alexander D. Mitchell IV: corrected, added details
  • January 19, 2016: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • December 31, 2015: Photo imported by Alexander D. Mitchell IV
  • July 17, 2014: Updated by Luke Harden: Removed category "Questionable" as a quick Google proved the bridge's existence.via HAER imgs
  • May 30, 2014: Added by Douglas Butler

Sources 

  • Douglas Butler
  • HAER DE-12-B - Pennsylvania Railroad Improvements, Swing Bridge, Penn. R.R. over Brandywine River, Wilmington, New Castle County, DE
  • Alexander D. Mitchell IV

Comments 

W&W - Christina River Bridge
Posted May 31, 2014, by Douglas

Thanks Luke

W&W - Christina River Bridge
Posted May 30, 2014, by Luke Harden (lukemh9 [at] gmail [dot] com)

No, because you're on the Brandywine River.

W&W - Christina River Bridge
Posted May 30, 2014, by Douglas Butler

Is this location correct?