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NS - Schuykill River Bridge - Reading

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Overview
Deck girder bridge over Schuykill River on NS RR
Location
Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania
Status
Open to traffic
Railroads
- Conrail (CR)
- Norfolk Southern Railway (NS)
- Reading Railroad (RDG)
Design
Deck plate girder
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.34090, -75.94676   (decimal degrees)
40°20'27" N, 75°56'48" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/419587/4466025 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Reading
Inventory number
BH 80349 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 5, 2018: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein

Comments 

NS - Schuykill River Bridge - Reading
Posted September 9, 2020, by George A Oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Read an article about this bridge in today's local paper.During the Great Railroad Strike of 1877 the previous bridge i'm assuming that was here was burned by rioters.At that time the bridge was called the Lebanon Valley Railroad Bridge which i'm also assuming was wooden due to it being burned down.It was a 5 span bridge of which 641 feet was ruined.The piers did remain standing.Original cost to build this bridge was $150,000.If anybody can add any information about this bridge or the previous bridge i would be interested in that.