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H&BTM - Cypher Bridge

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Warren deck

Seen from Cypher Station Road Bridge

Photo taken by Jodi Christman in November 30, 2012

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Description 

This bridge was closed on 3/31/1954 and the rails between Huntingdon and Cypher Bridge were scrapped in the summer of 1954. The standard gauge rails still remain intact between the bridge and the Tatesville area in Bedford County.

Page for trail: http://www.railstotrailsofbedfordcounty.org/history.htm

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned fishbelly Warren deck truss bridge over Raystown Branch Juniata River on former H&BT
Location
Bedford County, Pennsylvania
Status
Derelict/abandoned
Future prospects
Due to be added to trail.
History
Built 1937
Railroads
- Huntingdon & Broad Top Mountain Railroad (H&BTM)
- Rail-to-trail
Design
Fishbelly Warren with vertical deck truss.
Also called
Huntingdon and Broad Top Mountain Railroad Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.09409, -78.29656   (decimal degrees)
40°05'39" N, 78°17'48" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/730462/4441703 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Everett East
Inventory number
BH 54925 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 26, 2012: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Rail-to-trail"
  • December 21, 2012: New photos from Jodi Christman
  • December 19, 2012: Updated by Jodi Christman: Added category "Fishbelly Deck Truss"
  • December 16, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added categories "Raystown Branch Juniata River", "Railroad", "Huntingdon & Broad Top Mountain Railroad"
  • December 16, 2012: Added by Jodi Christman

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H&BTM Cypher Bridge
Posted February 1, 2014, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

does anyone know the current status of this abandoned r.r. bridge?please let me know.thanks.