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Poplar Neck Road Railroad Overpass #2

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Description 

One of two bridges carrying Poplar Neck Road, both spanning railroad tracks within ~150 yards of the other. This one is concrete... the other - metal. See "Poplar Neck Road Railroad Overpass #1" for the other.

Gave it a "1914" date due to that year # found on one of the balustrade end posts.

Facts 

Overview
Concrete deck girder bridge over Norfolk Southern rail tracks on Poplar Neck Road
Location
Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1914
Railroads
- Conrail (CR)
- Norfolk Southern Railway (NS)
- Reading Railroad (RDG)
Design
Three span, concrete deck girder
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.30619, -75.91170   (decimal degrees)
40°18'22" N, 75°54'42" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/422525/4462140 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Reading
Inventory number
BH 62630 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 22, 2014: Added by Patrick S. O'Donnell

Sources 

  • Patrick S. O'Donnell - 1 [dot] 991km [at] comcast [dot] net

Comments 

Poplar Neck Road Railroad Overpass #2
Posted October 29, 2015, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

As per an article printed in the reading eagle on 10-29-15 the cumru township commissioners continue to consider making $550,000 in repairs to this bridge.I will let you know what happens with this bridge.