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MERV - Williamson Bridge

Photos 

9/11/10

From west shore; overgrown

Photo taken by Jodi Christman

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BH Photo #178582

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned Through truss bridge over Back Creek on former Southern Pennsylvania Iron & Railroad Company
Location
Williamson, Franklin County, Pennsylvania
Status
Abandoned
History
This iron truss replaced a trestle.
Railroads
- Cumberland Valley Railroad (CVRR)
- Mercersburg Railway (MERV)
- Penn Central Railroad (PC)
- Penndel Co.
- Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
- Southern Pennsylvania Iron & Railway Co. (SPI&R)
- Southern Pennsylvania Railway & Mining Co. (SPR&M)
Design
Riveted, pin-connected Pratt through truss
Also called
SPR&M - Williamson Bridge
PRR - Williamson Bridge
PC - Williamson Bridge
Penndel - Williamson Bridge
SPI&R - Williamson Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.85138, -77.79813   (decimal degrees)
39°51'05" N, 77°47'53" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/260618/4415009 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Williamson
Inventory number
BH 46274 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 13, 2020: New photo from Patrick Gurwell
  • November 22, 2019: Updated by Luke: Added category "Mercersburg Railway"
  • February 1, 2014: New Street View added by Luke Harden
  • August 20, 2011: Updated by Jodi Christman: Added date and fact on history.
  • April 10, 2011: New photo from Jodi Christman
  • April 9, 2011: New photos from Jodi Christman
  • February 19, 2011: Updated by Jodi Christman: Replaced railroad name
  • September 19, 2010: Added by Jodi Christman

Related Bridges 

Sources 

  • Jodi Christman - masterofchaos [at] outlook [dot] com
  • Luke
  • Patrick Gurwell - pgurwell [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

Southern Pennsylvania Iron & Railroad Company Williamson Bridge
Posted February 1, 2014, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

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

Southern PA Iron & Railway Company Bridge
Posted April 9, 2011, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Unique double-laced lower chord!