East side of bridge photographed facing south
I believe those are piers from the 2nd bridge (the one you see today is the 3rd) an iron truss type carrying two tracks, completed 1877.
Photo taken by Jodi Christman in July 2010
The bridge was completed by two sets of contractors--Drake & Stratton on the east end and H.S. Kerbaugh on the west end--even though only Drake & Stratton are listed on the plaque.
Amtrak also uses this bridge to cross the Susquehanna.
- Masonry stone arch viaduct over Susquehanna River on Norfolk Southern Railway
- Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, and Perry County, Pennsylvania
- Open to traffic
- Longest stone masonry arch railroad viaduct in the world, this is the third bridge to be built at this location completed on March 30, 1902
- - Drake & Stratton Co. (Contractors)
- George Nauman, (Assistant Engineer)
- H.S. Kerbaugh (Contractors)
- William H. Brown (Chief Engineer)
- Stone arch
Length of largest span: 70.0 ft.
Total length: 3,820.0 ft. (0.7 mi.)
Deck width: 52.0 ft.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on August 15, 1975
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +40.33340, -76.91030 (decimal degrees)
40°20'00" N, 76°54'37" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 18/337728/4466513 (zone/easting/northing)
- USGS topographic map
- Harrisburg West
- Inventory numbers
- NRHP 75001640 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 43906 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- November 30, 2012: Photo imported by Luke Harden
- January 7, 2012: New Street View added by Jodi Christman
- December 31, 2011: Updated by Jodi Christman: Added builder and description
- September 19, 2010: New photo from Jodi Christman
- July 25, 2010: Updated by D. Thomsen: Added Susquehanna River category
- July 7, 2010: New photos from Jodi Christman
- Jodi Christman - masterofchaos [at] outlook [dot] com
- D. Thomsen - dcthomsen [at] comcast [dot] net
- Historicbridges.org - by Nathan Holth