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John Bartram Trail/RBMN Overpass (West Hamburg)

Photo 

Schuylkill River Trail

Panoramio user Adam Elmquist

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BH Photo #309657

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Warren through truss bridge over Reading Blue Mountain & Northern Railroad on John Bartram Trail/Schuylkill River Trail
Location
West Hamburg, Berks County, Pennsylvania
Status
Open to pedestrians only
Railroads
- Conrail (CR)
- Penn Central Railroad (PC)
- Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
- Rail-to-trail
- Reading Railroad (RDG)
- Reading. Blue Mountain & Northern Railroad (RBMN)
Design
Warren through truss
Also called
Schuylkill River Trail/RBMN Overpass (West Hamburg)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.57061, -76.00203   (decimal degrees)
40°34'14" N, 76°00'07" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/415182/4491575 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Auburn
Inventory number
BH 63015 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 10, 2014: Photo imported by Dave King
  • September 16, 2014: Added by Luke

Sources 

Comments 

John Bartram Trail/RBMN Overpass (West Hamburg)
Posted February 11, 2018, by Anonymous

The railroad categories are for both the roads on and below the bridge.

John Bartram Trail/RBMN Overpass (West Hamburg)
Posted February 11, 2018, by Jason Moyer (prrk4s3750 [at] gmail [dot] com)

This bridge was definitely never used by the Reading, it was on the PRR's Schuylkill Division as a crossing of the Reading's Philadelphia-Pottsville mainline.

John Bartram Trail/RBMN Overpass (West Hamburg)
Posted August 26, 2016, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Forgot to mention by doing this your car will not be towed.

John Bartram Trail/RBMN Overpass (West Hamburg)
Posted August 26, 2016, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

As mentioned in the Reading Eagle on 8-26-16 this is a warning to anyone parking to see this bridge on the trail.Make sure to park away from the Kernsville Dam which is posted with no trespassing signs because of people swimming around the dam.