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CRCX - Darby Creek Bridge

Photos 

View Looking Sse By 160 Degrees, Toward Delaware River. Philadelphia & Reading Railroad Bridge In Foreground, Pennsylvania Railroad Bridge Behine

Photo taken by Jet Lowe for the Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #282020

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Description 

Because Pennsylvania has few low-lying areas, the bridge is one of a limited number of movable railroad structures in the state, and even more rare as an overhead-counterweight bascule bridge.

-- Historic American Engineering Record

Facts 

Overview
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Darby Creek on Conrail Shared Assets Operations
Location
Philadelphia, Delaware County, Pennsylvania
Status
Open to traffic
Builders
- Bethlehem Steel Co. of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
- Strauss Bascule Bridge Co. of Chicago, Illinois
Railroads
- Conrail (CR)
- Conrail Shared Assets Operations (CRCX)
- Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
- Philadelphia, Baltimore & Washington Railroad (PBW)
Design
Pair of single leaf through plate girder Strauss trunnion bascules.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.86490, -75.31331   (decimal degrees)
39°51'54" N, 75°18'48" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/473203/4412809 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Bridgeport
Inventory number
BH 50221 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 26, 2016: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • July 26, 2014: New photos from Douglas Butler
  • April 17, 2014: HAER photos posted by James Baughn
  • August 22, 2013: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • November 15, 2011: Added by Nathan Holth

Sources 

  • Nathan Holth
  • Flickr Photo
  • Douglas Butler
  • HAER PA-526 - Philadelphia, Baltimore & Washington Railroad, Darby River Bridge, Spanning Darby Creek, South of Essington Avenue (State Route 291), Eddystone, Delaware County, PA
  • Luke