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NS - Mount Union Bridge

Photos 

Looking south

Photo taken by Jodi Christman in April 30, 2011

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BH Photo #198708

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Croghan Pike (522) and Juniata River on Norfolk Southern (former PRR)
Location
Mount Union, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania, and Mifflin County, Pennsylvania
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1906 by PRR, reinforced with concrete by Conrail ca. 1980
Builders
- Alexander C. Shand (Chief Engineer)
- E.B. Temple (Assistant Engineer)
- Eyre Shoemaker of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Builder)
Railroads
- Conrail (CR)
- Norfolk Southern Railway (NS)
- Penn Central Railroad (PC)
- Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
Design
This bridge has six segmental arch spans, each 100' long and 58' wide. The center pier's width was increased 20' making it 8' wider than the others which balances the classic aesthetic rules by giving it an easily identifiable center.
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 100.0 ft.
Total length: 688.0 ft.
Deck width: 58.0 ft.
Also called
PRR - Mount Union Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.38396, -77.87340   (decimal degrees)
40°23'02" N, 77°52'24" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/256090/4474338 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Newton Hamilton
Inventory number
BH 48732 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 20, 2014: New photos from Jodi Christman
  • November 6, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added city
  • November 6, 2013: New photos from Jodi Christman
  • April 14, 2012: Updated by Jodi Christman: Added category "HAER documented"
  • May 3, 2011: Added by Jodi Christman

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