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Port Jervis Turntable

Photos 

Erie 833 on the Turntable

Photo taken by Adam Elmquist

License: Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs (CC BY-ND)

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BH Photo #334724

Map 

Description 

It is the largest operating turntable in the United States.

Facts 

Overview
Deck plate girder bridge on Railroad
Location
Port Jervis, Orange County, New York
Status
Don't know
History
Restored 1996
Design
Deck plate girder
Dimensions
Total length: 115.0 ft.
Deck width: 19.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.37649, -74.69444   (decimal degrees)
41°22'35" N, 74°41'40" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/525550/4580596 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Port Jervis North
Inventory number
BH 68823 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 1, 2018: Updated by Michael Kochler: corrected original build date
  • August 10, 2015: Added by Dave King

Sources 

  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Michael Kochler

Comments 

Port Jervis Turntable
Posted May 1, 2018, by Art S (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Michael,

The original turntable was built in 1854. The one presently on the site was not. 1854 turntables were constructed differently and were much smaller.

Regards,

Art S.