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C&BL - Little Conemaugh River Bridge


Shot from near Bethlehem Steel Plant

On 271 bridge

Photo taken by Jodi Christman on 7/23/2011


BH Photo #205386

Street View 


Interesting note on builder/fabricator: The Fabricator for the Iron was Pencoyd Iron Works, Pencoyd, PA. The A&P Roberts Company was formed in 1852 with a foundry in Pencoyd, PA. In 1859 a Bridge Company was formed under A&P Roberts as they realized the soft wrought iron could be used for railroad axles and bridge parts. The Company was acquired by JP Morgan U.S. Steel in 1902 and became American Bridge Company. The company continued to build bridges under American Bridge Company name until the end of World War II when it closed.


Parker through truss bridge that used to carry Conemaugh and Black Lick Railroad over Little Conemaugh River
Cambria County, Pennsylvania
Open to traffic
Built 1886 by A&P Roberts Company / Pencoyd Iron Works
- A & P Roberts Co. of Pencoyd, Pennsylvania
- Pencoyd Iron Works of Pencoyd, Pennsylvania [also known as A & P Roberts Co.]
- Conemaugh & Black Lick Railroad (C&BL)
Parker through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.33313, -78.90068   (decimal degrees)
40°19'59" N, 78°54'02" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/678330/4466847 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory number
BH 49188 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 5, 2021: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Pin-connected"
  • April 11, 2014: New Street View added by Dave King
  • July 25, 2011: Added by Jodi Christman



C&BL - Little Conemaugh River Bridge
Posted April 11, 2014, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

thanks joe.i could have sworn i saw that this bridge was abandoned.anyway thanks for the information.

C&BL - Little Conemaugh River Bridge
Posted April 11, 2014, by Joe Blow (joeblow [at] nantyglo [dot] com)

This bridge is not abandoned. It is still used by the Conemaugh & Blacklick RR. At one time Conrail used to

exchange cars with CSX using this bridge. At some time

CSX removed a switch connecting a track leading to this

bridge.It may have occurred after NS bought Conrail.

C&BL Railroad Bridge
Posted February 1, 2014, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

does anyone know the current status of this abandoned r.r. bridge?please let me know.thanks.