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Dairy Road Overpass

Photos 

Dairy Road Bridge September 9, 2009

Trackside view looking towards Spring City, PA

Photo taken by Raymond Klein

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BH Photo #153028

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Bridge over former Pennsylvania Railroad Schuylkill Division on Dairy Road
Location
Pennhurst, Chester County, Pennsylvania
Status
Open to limited local traffic
History
Overhead wooden trestle 1883.Replaced by an old Pennsylvania Railroad Turntable in 1908
Railroad
- Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
Design
Railroad Turn Table
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.19696, -75.56182   (decimal degrees)
40°11'49" N, 75°33'43" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/452180/4449769 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Phoenixville
Inventory number
BH 43920 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 10, 2011: Updated by Daniel Hopkins: Updated status
  • January 9, 2011: Updated by Daniel Hopkins: Added GPS cords.
  • January 25, 2010: New photos from Raymond Klein
  • January 22, 2010: Updated by Raymond Klein: Added bridge. 2 photos. Phoenixville, PA to USGS

Sources 

  • Raymond Klein - Bookshelfthe [at] msn [dot] com
  • Daniel Hopkins - chimera [at] clovermail [dot] net

Comments 

Dairy Road Overpass
Posted October 4, 2014, by Thomas H. (Trhols514 [at] comcast [dot] net)

Since these pictures were taken, the virgin path that runs below the bridge has now been upgraded to a cinder surface and is now part of the Schuylkill River Trail. Historic landmarks on the trail are few and far between, but this is one.

Dairy Road Bridge Pennhurst, PA
Posted January 9, 2011, by Craig Philpott (cphilpott [at] puc [dot] edu)

I am pleased to see a category has been added for "turntable" bridges. I know there are other recycled turntables on this site and I find them to be a unique piece of history.