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NCRY - Feeder Bridge

Photos 

Feeder connecting to CVRR bridge

CVRR is on the left. The tracks have been removed.

Photo taken by Jodi Christman 12/31/11

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BH Photo #222643

Map 

Description 

This curved bridge was a feeder for Northern Central trains. It contains one steel pony girder on the east end, a smaller deck girder and then three large steel deck girders resting on stone piers . Before this bridge was built the trains would have to swing around the tracks to the west and then put the train in reverse to cross the CVRR bridge into Harrisburg. Northern Central did this procedure for about 50 years.

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned pony/through plate girder bridge on Northern Central Railway
Location
Lemoyne, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania
Status
Abandoned
History
Built in 1901
Railroad
- Northern Central Railway (NCRY)
Design
Pony plate girder and deck plate girder on stone piers
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.24848, -76.88902   (decimal degrees)
40°14'55" N, 76°53'20" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/339335/4457048 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Lemoyne
Inventory number
BH 50767 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 24, 2017: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • August 9, 2012: Updated by Daniel Hopkins: Added category "Railroad"
  • January 2, 2012: Added by Jodi Christman

Sources 

  • Jodi Christman - masterofchaos [at] outlook [dot] com
  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Comments 

Northern Central Railway Feeder 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.