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WYNP - Diverging Deck Truss Bridge

Photos 

Jack E. Boucher, Photographer, July 1971. Aerial Reconnaissance Ii, Erie Railway Survey.

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #217250

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned deck truss bridge over French Creek on Erie Railway
Location
Crawford County, Pennsylvania
Status
Abandoned
Future prospects
Appears to be abandoned with rails removed according to aerial imagery
Railroads
- Erie Lackawanna Railroad (EL)
- Erie Railroad (ERIE)
- Western New York & Pennsylvania Railroad (WNYP)
Design
Pratt deck truss
Also called
Erie - French Creek Bridge (Upper)
WYNP - French Creek Bridge
Erie - Diverging Deck Truss Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.83214, -79.97746   (decimal degrees)
41°49'56" N, 79°58'39" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/584907/4631644 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Millers Station
Inventory number
BH 49820 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 4, 2014: New photos from Luke Harden
  • October 15, 2011: New photo from Luke Harden
  • October 15, 2011: Added by James Baughn

Sources 

  • HAER PA-27 - Erie Railway, Diverging French Creek Bridges, 2.7 miles Southeast of U.S. 6/19, 3.6 miles Northeast of State Route 408, 1.7 miles Northeast of Millers Station, Cambridge Springs vicinity, Crawford County, PA
  • Luke

Comments 

WYNP - Diverging Deck Truss Bridge
Posted January 31, 2020, by Aaron Cummings (starfleet [dot] waffle51 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I remember walking back there alot growing up...even riding bicycles to get back there...later on after it was totally abandoned, it was sad to see it not be preserved. Grew up across the golf course through the 80's

WYNP - Diverging Deck Truss Bridge
Posted July 3, 2014, by Dustan (dustan [at] weatherboy [dot] org)

I was just at this bridge last week and have attached some photos.

Erie Railway Diverging Deck Truss Bridge
Posted February 1, 2014, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

does anyone know the current status of this abandoned r.r. bridge?please let me know.thank you.

Erie Railway Diverging Deck Truss Bridge
Posted February 11, 2012, by Julie Bowers (jbowerz1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Or ask nicely to go take a photograph! and be safe out there bridge spotters. I did see a notice that one shouldn't go bridgespotting alone, that is mostly the way it works for me.

Erie Railway Diverging Deck Truss Bridge
Posted February 10, 2012, by Anonymous

This area is surrounded by private property. Please keep out.

Erie Railway Diverging Deck Truss Bridge
Posted October 16, 2011, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Agreed!

Erie Railway Diverging Deck Truss Bridge
Posted October 15, 2011, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

This looks like a great spot for a bridge lover's picnic.