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Erie Zoo Drift Catcher Bridge

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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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Description 

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.

Facts 

Overview
Bridge over Mill Creek, Erie County, PA on Erie Zoo train
Location
Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1918, City of Erie, $12,000, Repair summer, 2010, $475,000, completion August, 2010.
Builders
- F. D. Diefendorf Co.
- Garnett, Sieloy & Fleming of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania (Design)
Dimensions
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)

Update Log 

  • September 13, 2010: Added by D. Thomsen

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