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ESPN - Elkview Viaduct

Photos 

view from top of elk view viaduct

Photo taken by Sean McDonnell in winter 2006

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BH Photo #204118

Map 

Description 

Currently used by East Penn Railroad (formerly Octararo RR, earlier Penn Central/PRR)

Facts 

Overview
Steel trestle over East Branch Big Elk Creek on East Penn Railroad (ESPN)
Location
Kelton, Chester County, Pennsylvania
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built for the Pennsylvania Railroad's Octararo Branch
Railroads
- East Penn Railroad (ESPN)
- Octararo Railroad
- Penn Central Railroad (PC)
- Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
Design
Steel trestle
Dimensions
Total length: 853.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.80699, -75.90332   (decimal degrees)
39°48'25" N, 75°54'12" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/422675/4406725 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Oxford
Inventory number
BH 49098 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 10, 2018: Updated by Alexander D. Mitchell IV: Updated history and ownership
  • July 14, 2011: Updated by Sean McDonnell: corrected design
  • July 14, 2011: Updated by Daniel Hopkins: Updated general info
  • July 13, 2011: Added by Sean McDonnell

Sources 

  • Sean McDonnell
  • Daniel Hopkins - chimera [at] clovermail [dot] net
  • Historicbridges.org - by Nathan Holth
  • Alexander D. Mitchell IV