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CN - Four Track Swing Bridge

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Four track swing bridge

the first 4 track bridge built in Ohio

Photo taken by Douglas Butler in March 2013

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BH Photo #288660

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Street View 

Video 

Bessemer & Lake Erie Railroad Bridge

First 4 track rail bridge still in good shape in operation.

Douglas Butler

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Description 

Postcard available on ebay 11-6-12 describes this as the "only four track swing bridge in the world" Conneaut Harbor, OH

Internet imagery appears to show one road lane and three tracks, unsure if swing bridge still operates.

This swing bridge is still in good shape I visited Conneaut yesterday I thought this bridge was gone this swing span is still operable.

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Conneaut Creek on Railroad
Location
Conneaut, Ashtabula County, Ohio
Status
Open
Railroads
- Bessemer & Lake Erie Railroad (BLE)
- Canadian National Railway (CN)
Design
1 230'Warren through truss
Dimensions
Span length: 230.0 ft.
Total length: 230.0 ft.
Also called
NYC - Four Track Swing Bridge
LSMS - Four Track Swing Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.96528, -80.54635   (decimal degrees)
41°57'55" N, 80°32'47" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/537590/4646020 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Conneaut
Inventory number
BH 54321 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 6, 2017: New photos from Douglas Butler
  • January 2, 2017: New photos from Douglas Butler
  • August 10, 2016: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • August 7, 2016: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • July 18, 2014: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • November 6, 2012: Updated by John Marvig: Added dimensions
  • November 6, 2012: Updated by Don Morrison: Added category "Conneaut Creek"

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Sources 

  • Don Morrison
  • John Marvig - marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Douglas Butler
  • Luke