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Reading - Christina River Swing Bridge

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Reading - Christina River Swing Bridge

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Photo taken by Douglas Butler

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BH Photo #286995

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Facts 

Overview
Abandoned through truss bridge over Christina River on Abandoned Reading Railroad
Location
Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware
Status
Abandoned
Railroad
- Reading Railroad (RDG)
Design
Through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.72328, -75.56017   (decimal degrees)
39°43'24" N, 75°33'37" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/451991/4397194 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Wilmington South
Inventory number
BH 61117 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Abandoned (3,053)
Christina River (7)
Delaware (125)
Have street view (22,572)
Movable (2,712)
Navigable waterway (2,003)
New Castle County, Delaware (85)
Railroad (13,230)
Reading Railroad (108)
Riveted (1,910)
Swing (1,251)
Through truss (12,948)
Truss (29,548)
Warren truss (5,825)
Wilmington, Delaware (27)

Update Log 

  • December 12, 2016: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added categories "Riveted", "Warren truss"
  • December 9, 2015: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • November 21, 2015: New photo from Luke
  • July 3, 2014: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • May 31, 2014: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • May 30, 2014: Added by Luke Harden

Sources 

  • Luke
  • Douglas Butler

Comments 

Reading - Christina River Swing Bridge
Posted December 31, 2014, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

nice swing bridge.does anybody know if this bridge will be removed or rehabbed?it is abandoned according to the listing.any information would be greatly appreciated.