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Amtrak - Swatara Creek Bridge

Photos 

South side of bridge

Photo taken by Jodi Christman in June 2016

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BH Photo #440344

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Description 

Stone arch bridge over Swatara River on Amtrak

Facts 

Overview
Stone arch bridge over Swatara Creek on Amtrak / Conrail Railroad
Location
Middletown, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1830s
Builder
- William H. Brown
Railroads
- Amtrak (AMTK)
- Penn Central Railroad (PC)
- Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
Design
A four arch stone bridge carries the Amtrak Keystone line over the Swatara Creek.
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 180.0 ft.
Deck width: 50.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.19139, -76.73035   (decimal degrees)
40°11'29" N, 76°43'49" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/352707/4450435 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Middletown
Inventory number
BH 49090 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 31, 2018: New photos from Jodi Christman
  • August 1, 2011: Updated by Daniel Hopkins: Corrected railroad name
  • July 13, 2011: Added by Daniel Hopkins

Sources 

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

Comments 

Amtrak - Swatara Creek Bridge
Posted August 15, 2018, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Iím guessing this bridge is older than 1950. Possibly closer to 1890.