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NS - Belt Branch Schuylkill River Bridge

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NS - Belt Branch Schuylkill River Bridge

looking east from Route 12

Photo from aplsroads

License: Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike (CC BY-SA)

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BH Photo #460942

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Overview
Deck plate girder bridge over Schuylkill River on NS Belt Branch
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
+40.36390, -75.94055   (decimal degrees)
40°21'50" N, 75°56'26" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/420142/4468572 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 87250 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Berks County, Pennsylvania (227)
Conrail (1,579)
Deck girder (5,775)
Girder (10,295)
Have street view (27,060)
Norfolk Southern Railway (1,948)
Open (39,974)
Owned by railroad (12,493)
Pennsylvania (5,331)
Plate girder (7,979)
Reading Railroad (197)
Reading, Pennsylvania (33)

Update Log 

  • November 20, 2019: New photo from Geoff Hubbs

Sources 

  • Geoff Hubbs

Comments 

NS - Belt Branch Schuylkill River Bridge
Posted November 20, 2019, by George A Oakley (Georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

While looking at this bridge I do remember being under and by this bridge where it crosses over River Road.Also there is an abandoned bridge parallel with this bridge with rail that runs into Carpenter Technology.The rail looks like it's still on the ground on the Carpenter Technology complex.Satellite view shows the rail not connected to the N/S railroad beltline tracks.As far as I know the bridge hasn't been removed.