EBT - Runk Road Overpass
Photo taken by Jodi Christman on 4/30/11
BH Photo #198597
Info from: http://www.spikesys.com/EBT/Tour/rrbrdge.html
This is the site of the original 1873 bridge #4. The bridge was undamaged by the flood of 1889. The bridge was renumbered to #3 by 1917.
The current deck steel plate girder bridge was built about 1900. It rests on two stone abutments, which likely predate the current bridge. The south one is covered by a layer of concrete and both have a concrete cap supporting the bridge. The north one sports a built-in culvert for the road ditch. Its single 18' span crosses Runk Road (Street Atlas USA improperly calls it Ronk Road). It is the shortest common carrier era bridge on the line.
- Bridge over Runk Road on East Broad Top Railroad
- Shirleysburg, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania
- Railroad line currently inactive to both freight and passenger excursions as of Sept. 2014, but not formally/legally "abandoned"
- East Broad Top Railroad
- - East Broad Top Railroad & Coal Co. (EBT)
- Steel stringer
Total length: 18.0 ft.
- Also called
- No. 3 RR Bridge
Runk Road Railroad Bridge
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +40.27850, -77.88513 (decimal degrees)
40°16'43" N, 77°53'06" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 18/254712/4462662 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- Butler Knob
- 585 ft. above sea level
- Inventory number
- BH 46335 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- May 13, 2017: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
- November 16, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "East Broad Top Railroad & Coal Co."
- November 16, 2013: Updated by Jodi Christman: Added bridge name
- May 2, 2011: New photos from Jodi Christman
- September 26, 2010: Added by Jodi Christman