Erie Zoo Drift Catcher Bridge
Erie Zoo Drift Catcher Bridge with Zoo train
The drift catcher on the Mill Creek being traversed by the miniature train at the Erie Zoo.
209 foot long bridge, built 1916, concrete. Repair completed August, 2010.
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This drift catcher bridge is 210 feet long, 18 feet high, and has a 6 foot wide top, which now carries the Erie Zoo miniature train across Mill Creek. About a mile north of the bridge is a concrete tube, 12,280 feet long, eliptical, 19 feet high and 22 feet wide, and extends beneath the City of Erie to Lake Erie. The bridge keeps logs and debris from going into the tube and causing flooding.
- Bridge over Mill Creek, Erie County, PA on Erie Zoo train
- Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania
- Open to traffic
- Built 1918, City of Erie, $12,000, Repair summer, 2010, $475,000, completion August, 2010.
- - F. D. Diefendorf Co.
- Garnett, Sieloy & Fleming of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania (Design)
Total length: 210.0 ft.
Deck width: 6.0 ft.
- Also called
- Erie Zoo train bridge
Mill Creek Drift Catcher Bridge
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +42.09600, -80.07511 (decimal degrees)
42°05'46" N, 80°04'30" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 17/576482/4660848 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- Erie South
- Inventory number
- BH 46166 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- September 13, 2010: Added by D. Thomsen