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RBMN - Peacock's Lock Viaduct

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Peacock's Lock Bridge -- July 4, 2010

Downriver side overview looking towards Tuckerton

Photo taken by Raymond Klein

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BH Photo #178420

Map 

Description 

Check out Historic American Engineering Record for further details and photos.

Facts 

Overview
Stone arch bridge over Schuylkill River
Location
Tuckerton, Berks County, Pennsylvania
Status
Open to pedestrians
History
Built 1853-1856
Builder
- Gustavus A. Nicolls of Baile Mhic Andáin, Contae Chill Chainnigh, Éire (Railroad Superintendent)
Railroads
- Reading Railroad (RDG)
- Reading. Blue Mountain & Northern Railroad (RBMN)
Design
Includes nine semi-circular arch spans of rough-cut ashblar, each 64'-0" long Has Pierced Standrels between the arches. For a similiar bridge design check out Reading (now NS) RR Bridge over closed Linfield Road in Montgomery County, PA
Also called
Reading - Peacock's Lock Viaduct
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.40997, -75.94748   (decimal degrees)
40°24'36" N, 75°56'51" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/419608/4473692 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Temple
Inventory number
BH 46260 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 30, 2017: Photo imported by Alexander D. Mitchell IV
  • December 16, 2011: Updated by Frank Hicks: Added GPS coordinates
  • September 19, 2010: Added by Raymond Klein

Sources 

  • Raymond Klein - Bookshelfthe [at] msn [dot] com
  • Frank Hicks
  • HAER PA-118 - Philadelphia & Reading Railroad, Peacock's Lock Viaduct, Spanning Schuykill River at Reading Railroad, Reading, Berks County, PA

Comments 

Peacock's Lock Bridge Tuckerton, PA
Posted October 16, 2014, by Steve & Tanya Kohl (teedoff8659 [at] aol [dot] com)

Did anyone know that about 1.5 miles up the train line is a smaller 3 span bridge over Washington Rd and a small creek that is the same architecture as the Peacock bridge? It looks identical but smaller. How cool is that ?!?!

Peacock's Lock Bridge Tuckerton, PA
Posted December 16, 2011, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Magnificent structure!