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CSX - Conneaut Creek Stone Arch Bridge

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Facts 

Overview
Stone arch bridge over Conneaut Creek on CSX Railroad
Location
Conneaut, Ashtabula County, Ohio
Status
Open
Railroads
- CSX Railroad (CSX)
- Conrail (CR)
- Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Railroad (LS&MS)
- New York Central Railroad (NYC)
- Penn Central Railroad (PC)
Design
Stone arch
Also called
NYC - Conneaut Creek Stone Arch Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.95141, -80.54722   (decimal degrees)
41°57'05" N, 80°32'50" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/537526/4644480 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Conneaut
Inventory number
BH 54307 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 14, 2014: Updated by Luke: Bridge is a stone arch
  • November 5, 2012: Updated by Don Morrison: Added category "Conneaut Creek"
  • November 4, 2012: Added by Don Morrison

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Comments 

Arch bridge over Conneaut Creek
Posted November 6, 2012, by Tom Smith (thomasssmith1 [at] aol [dot] com)

Thanks Don!

Arch bridge over Conneaut Creek
Posted November 6, 2012, by Don Morrison (bacchus [at] mchsi [dot] com)

Tom,

I'm pretty sure this is the 135 year-old bridge you are looking for. There are postcards out there from 1910 showing this bridge, but the railroad did not pass below it then.

Youtube has a video of some kids jumping some 62 feet from the bridge to the water below.

Check out this site for more Conneaut bridge photos and other info. Maybe you could contact the website owner for more information.

http://www.conneautohio.us/oldphotos_bridges.htm

Conneaut seems to be a fascinating area that I'll have to visit one day.

later,

Don

Arch bridge over Conneaut Creek
Posted November 5, 2012, by Tom Smith (thomasssmith1 [at] aol [dot] com)

Thanks Don,

Do you think this is the same bridge from 135 years ago?

Arch bridge over Conneaut Creek
Posted November 4, 2012, by Don Morrison

This is most likely the "Arches over Conneau Creek" asked about in the forum.

Best viewing is in Bing Bird's Eye view.