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PRR - Isenberg Bridge


Small Isenberg

Lance Myers, March 2004

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BH Photo #240290



The only remaining stone-arch not destroyed by floods in the Huntingdon County PA. This narrow arch bridge once carried the Pennsylvania Rail Road line as part of the Petersburg Branch.


Abandoned stone arch bridge over Little Juniata River on Fromer PRR
Petersburg, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania
Abandoned but Pedestrians use it
Future prospects
The nearby Lower Rail-Trail Conservatory is currently petitioning the state to set aside some of the land the bridge sits on to extend the trail another mile; as of March, 2012 the private property owners signed an agreement to allow the bridge to be opened and use for the trail, but only for the trail.
- Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
Stone arch
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.56527, -78.06422   (decimal degrees)
40°33'55" N, 78°03'51" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/748535/4494642 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory numbers
NRHP 90000410 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 48428 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 27, 2012: Photo imported by Daniel Hopkins
  • September 26, 2012: Updated by Jodi Christman: Corrected location and waterway crossing
  • September 21, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Corrected location
  • August 9, 2012: Updated by Daniel Hopkins: Added category "Railroad"
  • June 10, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Pennsylvania Railroad"
  • June 10, 2012: Updated by Daniel Hopkins: Updated prospects based on recent news from Rail to Trail Conservitory
  • June 9, 2012: Updated by Jodi Christman: Reversed out my changes--I confused it with another bridge based on photo
  • June 8, 2012: Updated by Jodi Christman: Corrected GPS, added official name, builder and build date
  • July 13, 2011: Updated by Daniel Hopkins: Updated future prospects
  • March 15, 2011: Added by Daniel Hopkins


  • Daniel Hopkins - chimera [at] clovermail [dot] net
  • Jodi Christman - masterofchaos [at] outlook [dot] com
  • Luke


Isenberg Bridge
Posted March 4, 2014, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

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

Isenberg Bridge
Posted October 1, 2012, by Daniel Hopkins (chimera [at] clovermail [dot] net)

Thanks to Lance Myers himself, this has been cleared up, the original photo I had used was indeed Stone Creek II but the bridge and it's info are from the smaller one known as Isenberg-Crossing or Stone Creek I. So to clear up all the confusion this is Isenberg aka Stone Creek Bridge on the old Right of Way on the future Rail to Trail along the Juanata.

Isenberg Bridge
Posted September 25, 2012, by Jodi Christman (masterofchaos [at] comcast [dot] net)

This bridge is getting confused with Stone Creek Bridge II http://bridgehunter.com/pa/huntingdon/bh52643/

I do think this photo is NOT for the Isenberg Bridge which is located at 40.565266,-78.064224 but for Stone Creek Bridge II.

Isenberg Bridge
Posted September 21, 2012, by Fred Lang (frlang1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

The photograph above is the old PRR bridge over Standing Stone Creek in the Borough of Huntingdon, PA. It was built

between the Summer of 1848 and Spring of 1850. The abandoned bridge was never used for pedestrian traffic.

Isenberg Bridge
Posted May 9, 2011, by Daniel Hopkins (chimera [at] clovermail [dot] net)

Sadly no, I couldn't find much about this bridge aside the name and local history. I know that it was part of a rail-line and was nearly destroyed in the biggest flood of the 1940's but that's really about it.

Isenberg Bridge
Posted March 22, 2011, by Linda (Lhale [at] northstarss [dot] org)

Do you have a construction date for this bridge or other stone arch bridges in this area?