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Southern Pennsylvania Iron & Railroad Company Bridge

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Photo taken by Jodi Christman on 2/19/11

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Description 

Southern Pennsylvania Iron and Railway Company built this bridge as part of the railroad with a mission to connect to ore lands where new furnaces were built. Richmond Furnace, being one of the furnaces, unfortunately turned into an expensive disappointment. Later in the 1950s there was a surge on this railway as additional tunnels for the Pennsylvania Turnpike were built. I believe the railroad closed in 1973, but I am not certain. SOURCE-"Railroads of Western Franklin County" by Randy Watts

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned pratt through truss bridge over Conococheague Creek on former Southern Pennsylvania Iron & Railroad Company
Location
Franklin County, Pennsylvania
Status
Abandoned
History
Most likley this bridge (first built around 1870-1873) was built in 1896 as CVRR replaced all iron bridges with second-hand steel.
Design
Pratt through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.84337, -77.74060   (decimal degrees)
39°50'36" N, 77°44'26" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/265513/4413967 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Greencastle
Inventory number
BH 48184 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 20, 2011: Updated by Jodi Christman: Revised history and builder
  • February 19, 2011: Added by Jodi Christman

Sources 

  • Jodi Christman - masterofchaos [at] outlook [dot] com

Comments 

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

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