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DL&W - Delaware River Viaduct

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Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad NJ Cut-Off Viaduct

DL&W RR NJ Cut-Off Viaduct viewed from the southeast along Interstate 80

(c) 2008 by Michael Minn

Video 

Vintage footage of DL&W steam locomotives crossing the viaduct

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Facts 

Overview
Concrete arch bridge over Interstate 80, Delaware River and Stateford Road on former Delaware Lackawanna and Western Railroad
Location
Warren County, New Jersey, and Northampton County, Pennsylvania
Status
Abandoned, but intact
Future prospects
Proposed incorporation into a new 88-mile NJ Transit commuter rail line between Scranton and Port Morris
History
Built 1908-1911 as part of the 28.5 mile New Jersey Cut-Off; abandoned in 1979, tracks removed in 1984
Builders
- George Ray
- Smith, McCormick Co.
Design
Open-spandrel concrete arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 150.0 ft.
Total length: 1,450.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.93765, -75.10574   (decimal degrees)
40°56'16" N, 75°06'21" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/491099/4531841 (zone/easting/northing)
USGS topographic map
Portland
Inventory number
BH 38256 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 2, 2013: Photo imported by Dave King
  • July 13, 2013: Photo imported by Dave King
  • July 11, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Railroad"
  • July 4, 2013: Photo imported by Dave King
  • June 25, 2013: Photo imported by Dave King
  • July 29, 2010: New video from Jacob P. Bernard
  • July 28, 2010: New photos from Jacob P. Bernard
  • December 2, 2008: Added by Michael Minn

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