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Yardleyville Centennial Bridge

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Photo owned by rich701 (Flickr), posted with permission by ArtS

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Description 

Original Reading Railroad crossing of the Delaware. Multi span Whipple Deck truss. Piers still remain next to present bridge.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Whipple deck truss bridge over Delaware River
Location
West Trenton, Mercer County, New Jersey
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1875; Replaced 1912
Builders
- F. H. Saylor (Design)
- J.H. Cofrode & Co. of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Fabricator/Contractor)
Railroads
- North Pennsylvania Railroad (NPA)
- Reading Railroad (RDG)
Design
Six span Whipple deck truss
Also called
Reading - Yardleyville Centennial Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.24192, -74.82411   (decimal degrees)
40°14'31" N, 74°49'27" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/514960/4454623 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 69345 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 20, 2016: New photo from Art Suckewer
  • September 25, 2015: Updated by Luke: Changed name to the historic name. Added builder from HAER.
  • September 25, 2015: Added by Art Suckewer

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