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Drakes Creek Bridge

Photos 

View from Eastern Shore of Drakes Creek

The creek was low enough to get some really great shots, normally this is partly underwater.

Daniel Hopkins, September 2010

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BH Photo #179727

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Stone arch bridge over Drakes Creek
Location
Jim Thrope, Carbon County, Pennsylvania
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built ca. 1881, rehabilitated 1950, repaired 2007 after a massive flood
Design
Concrete pony arch
Dimensions
Total length: 100.0 ft.
Deck width: 50.0 ft.
Also called
Wash-out-Bridge
Drakes Crossing
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.97146, -75.71259   (decimal degrees)
40°58'17" N, 75°42'45" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/440043/4535833 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Christmans
Inventory number
BH 46362 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

19th Century (6,632)
Arch (11,394)
Built 1881 (116)
Built during 1880s (1,755)
Carbon County, Pennsylvania (39)
Deck arch (10,635)
Jim Thrope, Pennsylvania (2)
Open (37,943)
Owned by railroad (10,804)
Pennsylvania (4,722)
Railroad (14,151)
Stone arch (2,734)
Total length 100-125 feet (4,869)

Update Log 

  • November 10, 2010: Updated by Eric Root: Was listed as a concrete pony arch, changed to stone arch which is what it appears to be
  • September 27, 2010: Added by Daniel Hopkins

Sources 

  • Daniel Hopkins - chimera [at] clovermail [dot] net
  • Eric Root - ejort [at] att [dot] net