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Conrail - Mount Dallas Bridge

Photos 

Photo by Kathy Melott

Altoona Mirror May 13, 1986

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BH Photo #529960

Facts 

Overview
Lost Bridge over Raystown Branch Juniata River and U.S. 30 on Conrail Railroad
Location
Bedford County, Pennsylvania
Status
Removed but not replaced
History
Built 1871; Modified 1938 and 1947; Removed 1986
Railroads
- Conrail (CR)
- Penn Central Railroad (PC)
- Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.01188, -78.39558   (decimal degrees)
40°00'43" N, 78°23'44" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/722287/4432325 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 97545 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 13, 2022: Updated by Brandon Cooper: Added dates per Warren Jenkins comments on Thropp Viaduct page

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Comments 

Conrail - Mount Dallas Bridge
Posted April 13, 2022, by Brandon Cooper

Pic #2 is a scary one on a major highway. And the picture with the steam engine on the tourist line is amazing and it's a shame the line couldn't keep up with tourism as it seems more interesting than their marathons they run across the Hartsock Bridge.

Conrail - Mount Dallas Bridge
Posted April 13, 2022, by Warren W Jenkins (wwjenkins77 [at] verizon [dot] net)

1960s pic

Conrail - Mount Dallas Bridge
Posted April 13, 2022, by Warren W Jenkins (wwjenkins77 [at] verizon [dot] net)

Everett RR steam tourist passenger train on bridge.

EVRR was successor to the H&BTM in the Everett area; 1954-1983.

Conrail - Mount Dallas Bridge
Posted April 13, 2022, by Warren W Jenkins (wwjenkins77 [at] verizon [dot] net)

Pic #2

Conrail - Mount Dallas Bridge
Posted April 13, 2022, by Warren W Jenkins (wwjenkins77 [at] verizon [dot] net)

Here are some pics of this bridge through its service life.

1st pic is not long after construction, this bridge was likely iron when first built, then changed to steel in the 1890s-early 1900s.

2nd pic is during WWII years , after turnpike built in 1940, but before the big rebuilding of 1945-47.

3rd pic is likely 1960's, the mid-40s rebuilding is evident over US30, as the road is now 4 lanes. Note river channelization.

This version of the bridge became somewhat well-known from 1965-1970 as railfans came to Everett to ride a steam -powered passenger train that backed out over the bridge to give riders a spectacular view, before returning to the Everett station.