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PRR/Erie Overpass

Photos 

Jack E. Boucher, Photographer, July 1971. Aerial Reconnaissance Ii, Erie Railway Survey.

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #217285

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Parker through truss bridge over Erie Railroad on Pennsylvania RR Chatauqua Br
Location
Erie County, Pennsylvania
Status
Abandoned
Future prospects
Slated to become part of the Erie-to-Pittsburgh Rail Trail.

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Railroads
- Erie Lackawanna Railroad (EL)
- Erie Railroad (ERIE)
- Oil Creek & Titusville Lines (OCTL)
- Penn Central Railroad (PC)
- Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
- Western New York & Pennsylvania Railroad (WNYP)
Design
Pin-connected Parker through truss
Also called
PC/EL Overpass
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.89985, -79.72031   (decimal degrees)
41°53'59" N, 79°43'13" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/606147/4639448 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Corry
Inventory number
BH 49822 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 7, 2019: Updated by Geoff Hubbs: Corrected which railroad crossed the other
  • April 14, 2015: Updated by Luke: Edited ownership and future prospects based on a forum comment by Peggy Mogush
  • April 1, 2014: Updated by Luke Harden: Changed status to "abandoned"
  • October 15, 2011: Added by James Baughn

Sources 

  • HAER PA-34 - Pennsylvania Railroad, Erie Railway Bridge, 0.2 mile South of Elgin Road, 1 mile West of State Route 89, 4.4 miles Southwest of Corry, Corry vicinity, Erie County, PA
  • Luke
  • Geoff Hubbs

Comments 

PRR/Erie Overpass
Posted April 14, 2015, by Peggy Mogush (peggy [at] frenchcreekconservancy [dot] org)

The bridge is slated to become part of the Erie-to-Pittsburgh Rail Trail. French Creek Valley Conservancy acquired the adjacent land in October 2014 but there were attempts to sell the bridge for scrap. With assistance from the Pennsylvania Environmental Council, FCVC was able to acquire the bridge. The bridge was turned over to the Tri-County Snowblazers, who will work with the Clear Lake Authority and the Council on Greenways and Trails to maintain the bridge as part of the regional trail system in the future.

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PRR/Erie Overpass
Posted April 11, 2014, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

thanks luke.just making sure it was still abandoned.i would like to check it out and was just making sure it was still there.

PRR/Erie Overpass
Posted April 1, 2014, by Luke Harden (lukemh9 [at] gmail [dot] com)

George, the bridge is abandoned

Erie Railway Bridge
Posted February 1, 2014, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

does anyone know the current status of this r.r. bridge?please let me know.thanks.