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East Bloomsburg Bridge

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1. VIEW, LOOKING SOUTHWEST, SHOWING EAST LONGITUDINAL ELEVATION OF FULL SIX SPANS HAER PA,19-BLOOM,1-1

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Description 

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. SOURCE: http://loc.gov/pictures/item/pa1737/

Facts 

Overview
Lost Through truss bridge over D&H Rr,Nb Susquehanna R. on Sr 0487
Location
Bloomsburg, Columbia County, Pennsylvania
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
1894 Initial construction, Subsequent work: 1914, 1924, 1954, Replaced 1987
Builder
- King Bridge Co. of Cleveland, Ohio
Design
"Pennsylvania" (Petit) Truss type with 10 equal panels of 19 feet each
Dimensions
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:
Catawissa
Inventory number
BH 47413 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 27, 2010: Updated by Jodi Christman: Added description & building dates

Sources 

  • Jodi Christman - masterofchaos [at] outlook [dot] com

Comments 

East Bloomsburg Bridge
Posted December 27, 2010, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Nice add Jodi! Gotta love those finials!!