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NS - Little Conemaugh River Bridge #2

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Johnstown Little Conemaugh Rail Bridge

View from the south

(c) 2008 by Michael Minn

BH Photo #129126

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Little Conemaugh River on Norfolk Souther main line in Johnstown
Location
Johnstown, Cambria County, Pennsylvania
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built in 1906 by the Cambria Steel Company
Builder
- Cambria Steel Co. of Johnstown, Pennsylvania (Iron/Steel Manufacturer)
Railroad
- Norfolk Southern Railway (NS)
Design
This Pennsylvania Through Truss rail bridge was built over the Little Conemaugh River in 1906 by the Cambria Steel Company, presumably for the Pennsylvania Railroad (although the Baltimore & Ohio RR also served Johnstown). The bridge carries the rail line onto the grounds of the now-closed Cambria Steel Mill, which opened in 1852 and was the economic heart of Johnstown until its closing in 1988. The line was acquired by Conrail in 1976 when the Penn Central RR went bankrupt and is currently being used by the Norfolk Southern RR.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.32848, -78.91929   (decimal degrees)
40°19'43" N, 78°55'09" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/676761/4466294 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Johnstown
Inventory number
BH 38284 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 1, 2017: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added categories "Riveted", "Skewed"
  • June 1, 2017: New photos from Brian Manville
  • July 2, 2014: New Street View added by Ralph Demars
  • July 24, 2011: New photos from Jodi Christman
  • December 3, 2008: Added by Michael Minn

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Comments 

Johnstown Little Conemaugh Rail Bridge
Posted April 25, 2011, by Lance Myers (nsalto07 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Not owned/operated by Norfolk Southern.

This bridge is actively used by the Conemaugh and Black Lick RR Company.