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West Trenton Railroad Bridge

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Septa R3 Bridge

Span over PA Route 32 (River Road)

Photo taken by Ian Anderson

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BH Photo #136554

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Street Views 

Description 

Built by the Philadelphia and Reading - second bridge at this crossing - first bridge's piers (Whipple Deck Truss) remain upstream

Facts 

Overview
Concrete arch bridge over Delaware River on SEPTA/CSX Railroad
Location
Ewing, Mercer County, New Jersey, and Bucks County, Pennsylvania
Status
Open
History
Built 1912, second bridge at this crossing
Builder
- F.M. Talbot Construction Co. of New York City, New York
Railroads
- Baltimore & Ohio Railroad (B&O; BO)
- CSX Railroad (CSX)
- Commuter Rail
- Delaware River Railroad
- Philadelphia & Reading Railroad (P&R)
- Reading Railroad (RDG)
- Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA)
Design
Closed-spandrel arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 91.9 ft.
Total length: 1,442.0 ft.
Also called
New York Branch Bridge (Old name)
CSX/SEPTA - Yardley Bridge
Reading - Delaware River Bridge
Reading - West Trenton Railroad Bridge
CSX/SEPTA - Delaware River Bridge
Reading - Yardley Bridge
CSX/SEPTA - West Trenton Railroad Bridge
Yardley Bridge
CSX/SEPTA - West Trenton Railroad Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.24167, -74.82500   (decimal degrees)
40°14'30" N, 74°49'30" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/514885/4454595 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Trenton West
Inventory number
BH 25359 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 6, 2017: Updated by Luke: Corrected builder
  • March 9, 2017: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • September 25, 2015: Updated by Luke: Changed name to local name
  • September 25, 2015: Updated by Art Suckewer: Added details
  • July 3, 2013: Photo imported by Dave King
  • April 24, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority"
  • July 25, 2011: New Street View added by Stephen Greer
  • December 8, 2010: Updated by Bill Stephens: SEPTA no longer uses R-numbers in routes. Now the West Trenton line.
  • April 5, 2009: Updated by Ian Anderson

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Comments 

Delaware River Bridge (Septa - Reading RR)
Posted September 25, 2015, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)
Delaware River Bridge (Septa - Reading RR)
Posted September 25, 2015, by Anonymous

Link goes to a "Session Timeout"

Delaware River Bridge (Septa - Reading RR)
Posted September 25, 2015, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Neat historic picture with a steam engine crossing and a now lost bridge upstream - first bridge's piers (Whipple Deck Truss) remain just upstream:

http://lcpdams.librarycompany.org:1801/view/action/nmets.do?...