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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 Downingtown 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
Railroads
- Conrail (CR)
- Penn Central Railroad (PC)
- 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 

  • August 7, 2020: New photos from Ian Nelson
  • June 26, 2020: New photos from Ian Nelson
  • 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
  • Ian Nelson

Comments 

PRR - Brandywine Valley Viaduct
Posted August 8, 2020, by George A Oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Nice pictures,Ian.Especially with the drone.I noticed pictures taken on the ROW.Is it possible to get to the bridge without too much trouble,like climbing for example?Also wondering how long the netting which is a great idea has been under the bridge over the roadway if anybody knows that.

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.