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Conrail - Conodoguinet Creek Bridge

Photos 

Looking North

Photo taken by Royce and Bobette Haley in December 2017

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BH Photo #414001

Map 

Description 

Wood & Steel beam bridge sat parallel to the currently active Conrail line.

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned bridge over Conodoguinet Creek on Former PRR / Conrail
Location
West Fairview, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania
Status
Tracks removed
Future prospects
Could be reused as a rail-trail.
History
Built 1930
Railroads
- Conrail (CR)
- Penn Central Railroad (PC)
- Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
Dimensions
Total length: 200.0 ft.
Deck width: 50.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.27119, -76.91487   (decimal degrees)
40°16'16" N, 76°54'54" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/337191/4459615 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Harrisburg West
Elevation
120 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 49402 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 18, 2017: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • August 23, 2011: Added by Daniel Hopkins

Sources 

  • Daniel Hopkins - chimera [at] clovermail [dot] net
  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Comments 

Conrail - Conodoguinet Creek Bridge
Posted December 19, 2017, by george oakley (gedorgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Royce and Bobette,I have to agree with you on this bridge from the way it looks.

Conrail - Conodoguinet Creek Bridge
Posted December 18, 2017, by Royce and Bobette Haley (roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

George,

The other bridge is http://bridgehunter.com/pa/cumberland/bh79677/ It is obviously older. Looks like it might originally have been on different abutments (late 1800's or early 1900's) and lower complete guess work. Second reincarnation appears to have been on early 1900's abutments in current position but maybe with a double truss. Current configuration looks like they added piers raised it and used plate girders. All guess work though.

Royce

Conrail - Conodoguinet Creek Bridge
Posted December 18, 2017, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I have to agree with you both on this bridge,Royce and Bobette Haley.Is the other bridge next to it older?Also,any news on a possible rail to trail use for this bridge?

Conrail - Conodoguinet Creek Bridge
Posted December 18, 2017, by Royce and Bobette Haley (roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Doubtful this bridge was built in the '30s given the spans and piers.

Old Conodoguinet Railroad 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.thanks.

Old Conodoguinet Railbridge
Posted August 23, 2011, by Daniel Hopkins (chimera [at] clovermail [dot] net)

I deleted the bridge on Dauphin County and moved it to Cumberland County.