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NS - Stone Bridge

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Stone bridge

View from the south at the confluence of the Little Conemaugh and Stonycreek Rivers

(c) 2008 by Michael Minn

BH Photo #129129

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Stone arch bridge over Conemaugh River on Norfolk Southern main line in Johnstown
Location
Johnstown, Cambria County, Pennsylvania
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built in 1887 by the Pennsylvania Railroad
Railroads
- Conrail (CR)
- Norfolk Southern Railway (NS)
- Penn Central Railroad (PC)
- Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
Design
This seven-arch stone railroad bridge was built by the Pennsylvania Railroad in 1887. It is notable for surviving the famous 1889 flood, but it subsequently formed the base of a dam of debris that accumulated behind it and caught fire on the evening of the flood, burning alive a number of flood survivors trapped in the wreckage.
Also called
NS - Conemaugh River Arch Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.33250, -78.92500   (decimal degrees)
40°19'57" N, 78°55'30" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/676265/4466728 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Johnstown
Inventory number
BH 38285 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 3, 2020: New photos from Geoff Hubbs
  • July 24, 2011: New photos from Jodi Christman
  • July 11, 2010: New Street View added by James Baughn
  • December 3, 2008: Added by Michael Minn

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