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CSX - Beaver Bridge

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Photo taken by James Baughn in July 2009

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Overview
Cantilevered through truss bridge over the Ohio River
Location
Bridgewater, Beaver County, Pennsylvania
Status
Open to railroad traffic
History
Built 1910, replaced an earlier bridge built in 1890
Builders
- Albert Lucius of New York City, New York
- Dravo Contracting Co. of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
- McClintic-Marshall Co. of Chicago, Illinois & Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Railroads
- CSX Railroad (CSX)
- Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad (PLE)
Design
Cantilevered through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 769.0 ft.
Total length: 1,779.0 ft.
Also called
PL&E - Beaver Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.69311, -80.29103   (decimal degrees)
40°41'35" N, 80°17'28" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/559901/4504931 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Beaver
Inventory number
BH 42908 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 8, 2017: New photos from Dave King
  • November 15, 2016: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • September 15, 2016: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Riveted"
  • January 1, 2014: New Street View added by Brad Smith
  • October 23, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Railroad"
  • May 20, 2012: New photo from Bob Harris
  • October 23, 2010: New photos from Jason Smith
  • July 23, 2009: New photos from James Baughn
  • July 2, 2009: Updated by Ian Anderson: Fixed status
  • July 1, 2009: Added by James Baughn

Sources 

  • Historicbridges.org - by Nathan Holth
  • HAER PA-510 - Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad, Ohio River Bridge, Spanning Ohio River, West of Beaver River, Beaver, Beaver County, PA
  • Ian Anderson - macsignals [at] gmail [dot] com
  • James Baughn - webmaster [at] bridgehunter [dot] com
  • Jason Smith - flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com
  • Bob Harris - sigmacts [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Todd Wilson
  • Brad Smith - gaberdine [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Dana and Kay Klein
  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com

Comments 

Beaver Bridge
Posted July 2, 2009, by Ian Anderson (macsignals [at] gmail [dot] com)

Google Maps and Street view, bridge is still there:

http://tinyurl.com/nv9jk8