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PRR - Brandywine Valley Viaduct

Photos 

Brandywine Valley Viaduct -- November 13, 2010

Overview from hill above Bradford Avenue looking East towards Whitford

Photo taken by Raymond Klein in January 2011

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BH Photo #191504

Map 

Street View 

Description 

This is an extension of the Downingtown Pike Bridge which crosses the Donwingtown Pike/US - 322

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned bridge over Brandywine Creek on Former Pennsylvania Railroad
Location
Downingtown, Chester County, Pennsylvania
Status
Abandoned
History
Built 1903-04
Builder
- Pennsylvania Steel Co. of Steelton, Pennsylvania
Railroad
- Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
Design
Concrete Viaduct
Pratt Deck Truss
Dimensions
Total length: 1,451.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.99542, -75.69813   (decimal degrees)
39°59'44" N, 75°41'53" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/440403/4427482 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Unionville
Inventory number
BH 47492 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 30, 2016: New photo from Pat Gavin
  • December 27, 2011: HAER photos posted by James Baughn
  • November 13, 2011: Updated by J.P.: added Pratt Deck Truss to Design
  • January 9, 2011: New Street View added by Daniel Hopkins
  • January 6, 2011: Updated by Daniel Hopkins: Added breif descritpion
  • January 2, 2011: Added by Raymond Klein

Sources 

  • Raymond Klein - Bookshelfthe [at] msn [dot] com
  • Daniel Hopkins - chimera [at] clovermail [dot] net
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • HAER PA-518 - Pennsylvania Railroad, Brandywine Valley Viaduct, Spanning Brandywine Creek & U.S. Route 322, Downingtown, Chester County, PA
  • Pat Gavin

Comments 

Brandywine Valley Viaduct Downingtown, PA
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.