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CRCX - Chester Creek Bridge

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C&DRRR - Chester Creek Bridge

Chester PA

Photo taken by Douglas Butler

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BH Photo #286998

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Description 

Because Pennsylvania has few low-lying areas, the bridge is one of a limited number of moveable railroad structures in this state. This bridge is remarkably low, about a foot above water at high tide and also unusual as a shared asset between pairs of competing lines throughout much of its history.

-- Historic American Engineering Record

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Chester Creek on Conrail Shared Assets Operations on Edgemont Avenue
Location
Chester, Delaware County, Pennsylvania
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1908
Builders
- A. Hunter (Designer)
- American Bridge Co. of New York
Railroads
- Chester & Delaware River Railroad (C&DR)
- Conrail (CR)
- Conrail Shared Assets Operations (CRCX)
- Reading Railroad (RDG)
Design
Through truss swing
Also called
C&DR - Chester Creek Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.84386, -75.35943   (decimal degrees)
39°50'38" N, 75°21'34" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/469249/4410489 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Bridgeport
Inventory number
BH 61594 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 4, 2014: New Street View added by Ralph Demars
  • July 3, 2014: Updated by Luke Harden: Added map & HAER photographs
  • July 3, 2014: Added by Douglas Butler

Sources 

  • Douglas Butler
  • HAER PA-525 - Chester & Delaware River Railroad, Chester Creek Bridge, Spanning Chester Creek at Edgemont Avenue, Chester, Delaware County, PA
  • Luke