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EBT - Pogue Bridge

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Photo taken by Jodi Christman on 4/30/11

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BH Photo #198574

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Description 

EBT appointed Robert S. Seibert to President and General Manager. In an effort to revitalize the railroad Seibert contracted American Bridge Company to replace the wooden trestle with a steel one that would support standard-gauge equipment. He also upgraded all rails from 30 lb. rail to 60lb rail. (EBT is narrow gauge). SOURCE: http://lcweb2.loc.gov/cgi-bin/ampage Bridge and line have not been officially "abandoned" but have not been used by trains south of Orbisonia since 1956.

Facts 

Overview
Inactive deck truss bridge over Aughwick Creek on East Broad Top RR
Location
Pogue, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania
Status
Inactive
History
Built in 1904, this steel structure replaced a wooden trestle.
Builder
- American Bridge Co. of New York
Railroad
- East Broad Top Railroad & Coal Co. (EBT)
Design
It consists of two 105 ft. main trusses and a 65 ft. deck girder on the southern side.
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 105.0 ft.
Total length: 275.0 ft.
Also called
EBT - Aughwick Creek Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.21323, -77.92557   (decimal degrees)
40°12'48" N, 77°55'32" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/251034/4455529 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Orbisonia
Inventory number
BH 48726 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 6, 2016: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • August 6, 2016: Updated by Luke: Added common name
  • June 13, 2011: Updated by Luke Harden: updated status
  • May 2, 2011: New photos from Jodi Christman
  • May 1, 2011: Updated by Jodi Christman: Added info from HAER

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Comments 

Pogue Bridge
Posted June 13, 2011, by Reggie Arford (rarford [at] nb [dot] net)

Neither this bridge, nor the East Broad Top Railroad (ebtrr com) is abandoned. This particular stretch of track is not being used, and has not been maintained for some years; but it is inactive rather than abandoned.