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Knoebels Amusement Park Miniature Railroad Bridge

Photo 

Bridgemapper.com photo

Photo taken by Todd Wilson in 2010

BH Photo #405627

Map 

Street View 

Videos 

Knoebels Train ride crossing bridge

Ron Chapman

Play video on YouTube

Train crossing relocated historic bridge

Bridge seen at 0:25 and 2:25.

Description 

Built ca. 1987 from structure of bridge built by Phoenix Bridge Co. under contract to Dean & Westbrook in 1887 in nearby Washingtonville, a formerly listed HAER/National Register bridge.

Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge over South Branch Roaring Creek on Railroad
Location
Columbia County, Pennsylvania
Status
Open to paying riders of amusement park train
History
Built 1887 nearby; dismantled 1987 and rebuilt at present site
Builders
- Dean & Westbrook of New York, New York
- Phoenix Bridge Co. of Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
Design
5-panel pin-connected Pratt pony truss
Dimensions
Total length: 73.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.88078, -76.50409   (decimal degrees)
40°52'51" N, 76°30'15" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/373274/4526611 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Danville
Inventory number
BH 64111 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 6, 2018: Updated by Alexander D. Mitchell IV: History details added
  • July 5, 2016: New video from Clark Vance
  • August 29, 2015: Updated by Alexander D. Mitchell IV: Corrected spelling of name
  • April 9, 2015: New Street View added by Luke
  • November 16, 2014: New video from Dave King

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Comments 

Knoebels Amusement Park Bridge
Posted August 29, 2015, by Barry (bllauver [at] toad [dot] net)

As a point of information. This is a very German section of Pennsylvania. The "K" in the name Knoebel is pronounced. Most locals pronounce it approximately: kuh-NOH-bels, or k'nobles.

Knoebles Amusement Park Bridge
Posted April 9, 2015, by Matt Hamel (mhamel [at] pa [dot] gov)

This is the phoenix truss from near Washingtonville, given to Knoebels by PennDOT: http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/pa1734/ .