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GAP - BoWest Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Jay Miller

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BH Photo #288747

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Southwest Pennsylvania Railroad on Great Allegheny Passage
Location
Fayette County, Pennsylvania
Status
Open to pedestrians only
History
Built 1916, Converted for pedestrian use 1994
Builder
- Bethlehem Steel Co. of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Railroads
- Baltimore & Ohio Railroad (B&O; BO)
- Chessie System
- Rail-to-trail
- Southwest Pennsylvania Railroad (SWP)
- Western Maryland Railway (WM)
Design
Warren through truss
Also called
Bridge No. 252.6 (Railroad Nickname)
GAP/SWP Overpass
WM/B&O Overpass
WM Bridge No. 252.6
WM - BoWest Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.99415, -79.59608   (decimal degrees)
39°59'39" N, 79°35'46" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/619850/4428052 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
South Connellsville
Inventory number
BH 58206 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 14, 2017: New photo from Luke
  • July 6, 2015: Updated by Luke: Added builder
  • July 20, 2014: Photo imported by Luke Harden
  • December 24, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added info
  • October 23, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added types
  • September 29, 2013: Added by Luke Harden

Sources 

Comments 

GAP - BoWest Bridge
Posted July 14, 2017, by Marc (marc [dot] co8 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Here is a recent image from my ride on 7/7/17