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NS - Standing Stone Creek

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Downstream from bridge

Photo taken by Jodi Christman 6/09/2012

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Description 

FROM HAER... This bridge was constructed when the tracks through Huntingdon were moved from Allegheny Street to the bed of the defunct Pennsylvania Canal, replacing an older stone bridge upstream.

DESCRIPTION: With a total length of 132', this stone arch bridge has three spans of rough-faced stone. A 12' extension of reinforced concrete covers the stone work on the north side. A builder's plaque on the south face of the bridge is no longer legible.

HISTORY: This PRR bridge over Stone Creek, at the eastern end of Huntingdon borough, was constructed in 1891 and 1892 when the tracks through Huntingdon were moved from Allegheny Street to the bed of the defunct Pennsylvania Canal. It replaced a stone-arch bridge onstructed in 1849, just slightly upstream from the present bridge. The contract for building this bridge was awarded in March 1891 to Brown Bros, and Sims, who used a large force of Hungarian laborers to complete the work. The first trains ran over the new track in February 1892. Railroad records show that the width of the bridge was expanded in 1948 by the addition of a concrete section to the north side.

Facts 

Overview
Stone arch bridge over Standing Stone Creek on Norfolk Southern Railway (former PRR)
Location
Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1891-92, rebuilt 1948
Railroads
- Conrail (CR)
- Norfolk Southern Railway (NS)
- Penn Central Railroad (PC)
- Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
Design
Stone arch
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on March 20, 1990
Also called
PRR - Standing Stone Creek
Conrail Old Bridge over Standing Stone Creek
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.48077, -78.00432   (decimal degrees)
40°28'51" N, 78°00'16" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/753926/4485432 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Huntingdon
Inventory numbers
NRHP 90000410 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 52681 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 4, 2017: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • April 6, 2017: Updated by Alexander D. Mitchell IV: Corrected descriptions
  • March 4, 2014: Updated by Dave King: Added NRHP info and imported photo
  • August 9, 2012: Updated by Daniel Hopkins: Added category "Railroad"
  • June 16, 2012: Added by Jodi Christman

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