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PC - Chesapeake & Delaware Canal Bridge (2nd)

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PRR - Chesapeake & Delaware Canal Bridge

Bridge removed

Photo taken by Douglas Butler

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BH Photo #285305

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Description 

Predecessor lift bridge to present-day lift bridge

Facts 

Overview
Lost Through truss bridge over Chesapeake & Delaware Canal on Pennsylvania RR
Location
New Castle County, Delaware
Status
No longer exists
History
Built ca. 1925 to replace earlier bridge when canal expanded after acquisition by Army Corps of Engineers, replaced by new bridge 1/4 mile to south as canal realigned and widened in 1960s; Completely removed 1972
Builders
- J.A.L. Waddell of Port Hope, Canada
- Phoenix Bridge Co. of Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
Railroads
- Penn Central Railroad (PC)
- Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
Design
Through truss vertical lift
Also called
PRR - Chesapeake & Delaware Canal Bridge (2nd)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.54749, -75.70223   (decimal degrees)
39°32'51" N, 75°42'08" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/439663/4377770 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Saint Georges
Inventory number
BH 61356 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 19, 2018: Updated by Luke: Noted that bridge wasn't totally removed until 1972
  • May 18, 2018: Photo imported by Alexander D. Mitchell IV
  • January 13, 2017: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • January 19, 2015: Updated by Alexander D. Mitchell IV: Updated history
  • June 14, 2014: Added by Douglas Butler