East Bloomsburg Bridge
Significance: The existing East Bloomsburg Bridge consists of six equal pin-connected through-truss spans of 190 foot length with two feet between end bearings at the piers for a total length of 1150 feet. The truss spans are of the "Pennsylvania" (Petit) type with 10 equal panels of 19 feet each. The truss members are made of steel and wrought iron, and the pins were made of steel. The significance of the structure is twofold; one, that it was constructed prior to 1900 and, two, that it was built by the King Bridge Company, one of the most important truss bridge manufacturing companies in the United States in the 19th century. The bridge also exhibits a high degree of its original integrity.
- Lost Through truss bridge over D&H Rr,Nb Susquehanna R. on Sr 0487
- Bloomsburg, Columbia County, Pennsylvania
- Replaced by new bridge
- 1894 Initial construction, Subsequent work: 1914, 1924, 1954, Replaced 1987
- - King Bridge Co. of Cleveland, Ohio
- - Delaware & Hudson Railway (DH)
- "Pennsylvania" (Petit) Truss type with 10 equal panels of 19 feet each
Length of largest span: 190.0 ft.
Total length: 1,150.0 ft.
- Also called
- D&H Rr,Nb Susquehanna R. Bridge
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +40.99056, -76.43750 (decimal degrees)
40°59'26" N, 76°26'15" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 18/379084/4538703 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- Inventory number
- BH 47413 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- December 27, 2010: Updated by Jodi Christman: Added description & building dates