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NS - Paxton Street Overpass

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View from Paxton looking west

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BH Photo #232685

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Description 

A simple slabbed bridge that once carried the Pennsylvania Railroad traffic through town and across this intersection. In late 2008 it was deemed non-historical and plans where made for it's demolition which were not started until Autumn 2010 and the bridge was removed by January 2011.

All that remains now are two large humps of dirt and What Google & Bing can show us.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Bridge over Paxton & South Cameron on Former Norfolk Southern Railway Company (PRR) line
Location
Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania
Status
Removed
History
Built 1930; Removed 2011
Railroads
- Conrail (CR)
- Norfolk Southern Railway (NS)
- Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
Design
Girder
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.25579, -76.86952   (decimal degrees)
40°15'21" N, 76°52'10" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/341010/4457824 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Harrisburg East
Inventory number
BH 48457 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 27, 2012: Updated by Jodi Christman: Added bridge type, owner, and corrected year removed
  • July 5, 2011: Updated by Daniel Hopkins: Corrected grammer in description
  • March 21, 2011: Added by Daniel Hopkins

Sources 

  • Daniel Hopkins - chimera [at] clovermail [dot] net
  • Jodi Christman - masterofchaos [at] outlook [dot] com