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B&O - Youghiogheny River Bridge (Fort Hill Coke Works Branch)

Photos 

Photo taken by Mike Piontka in September 2016

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BH Photo #366329

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Bridge over Youghiogheny River on Baltimore & Ohio Railroad
Location
Fayette County, Pennsylvania
Status
Removed
History
1880
Railroad
- Baltimore & Ohio Railroad (B&O; BO)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.03825, -79.64383   (decimal degrees)
40°02'18" N, 79°38'38" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/615699/4432883 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Dawson
Inventory number
BH 73726 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 5, 2016: Updated by Luke: Added info posted by Don Morrison
  • October 2, 2016: Updated by Luke: Added photos from Mike Piontka
  • September 18, 2016: Updated by Luke: Added based off of forum comment from Mike Piontka

Sources 

  • Luke

Comments 

B&O - Youghiogheny River Bridge (Fort Hill Coke Works Branch)
Posted October 12, 2016, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Mike,i have a question concerning the coke works.Are they easy to find and does any rail exist that runs to the coke works?I'm asking because at one time there were alot of coke works located in Pa and they should be explored because of the history associated with them.

B&O - Youghiogheny River Bridge (Fort Hill Coke Works Branch)
Posted October 11, 2016, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Thanks Don and Mike for the information and pictures.Great to know at least something remains from the coke works.

B&O - Youghiogheny River Bridge (Fort Hill Coke Works Branch)
Posted October 8, 2016, by Mike Piontka (Spginc [at] comcast [dot] net)

Fort Hill Coke Ovens taken Sept 2016 while biking on the GAP

B&O - Youghiogheny River Bridge (Fort Hill Coke Works Branch)
Posted October 8, 2016, by Don Morrison

Apparently all that remains of the coke industry in this area is the old brick lined ovens out among the trees.

See this page:

http://coalandcoke.blogspot.com/2015_03_01_archive.html

B&O - Youghiogheny River Bridge (Fort Hill Coke Works Branch)
Posted October 8, 2016, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Don,are the Fort Hill Coke Works still in operation?

B&O - Youghiogheny River Bridge (Fort Hill Coke Works Branch)
Posted October 5, 2016, by Mike Piontka (Spginc [at] comcast [dot] net)

Mystery solved.

Thank you Don. This one had me busy.

Youghiogheny River Bridge
Posted October 5, 2016, by Don Morrison

Mentioned on this page (scroll way down to find the pic & comment.):

http://coalandcoke.blogspot.com/2015_03_01_archive.html

"This span was built by the B&O to cross the river to serve the Fort Hill Coke Works on the other side. It was constructed in 1880."

Youghiogheny River Bridge
Posted October 2, 2016, by Mike Piontka (Spginc [at] comcast [dot] net)

Photo's taken Sept. 2016.

Still doing research on bridge.