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Connodoguinet Creek Bridge

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Trolley bridge over Connodoguinet

This would be looking north. The Susquehanna River would be to the right. West Fairview would be upper right.

"Pictorial History West Shore Area" Published by Cumberland County 250th Anniversary Committee

License: Released into public domain

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BH Photo #255138

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Description 

This bridge carried trolley and vehicular traffic across the wide Connodoguinet Creek. The allowed folks to the south (Lemoyne, New Cumberland) to visit north (Enola, Summerdale) and vise versa. The creek spills into the Susquehanna River which is east of the bridge. The bridge was south west of West Fairview. Now sits 11/15 a 2 lane highway each way.

Trolley ridership declined starting in 1924 due to automobiles being common and roads being paved. The company decided to convert lines to buses. The last trolley ran on April 9, 1938 between New Cumberland and Enola. Source: http://www.cattransit.com/about-cat/history-of-transit-in-th...

Facts 

Overview
Lost Through truss bridge over Connodoguinet Creek on Cumberland Valley Traction Co. Trolley
Location
West Fairview, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1900 ca
Railroads
- Cumberland Valley Traction Co. (CVT)
- Streetcar
Design
Multiple span through truss
Also called
CVT - Connodoguinet Creek Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.27138, -76.91464   (decimal degrees)
40°16'17" N, 76°54'53" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/337210/4459637 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Harrisburg West
Inventory number
BH 56448 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 2, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added categories "Cumberland Valley Traction Co.", "Railroad", "Interurban"
  • June 2, 2013: Added by Jodi Christman

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