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BPRR - Colonel Drake Highway Overpass

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Photo taken by Brian McKee in April 2009

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BH Photo #136948

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Description 

The rail was the old Buffalo, Rochester and Pittsburgh Railway.

Facts 

Overview
Parker through truss bridge over PA36 or W. Mahoning Street on BR&P Railway Line in Punxsutawney
Location
Punxsutawney, Jefferson County, Pennsylvania
Status
Open to traffic
Railroads
- Baltimore & Ohio Railroad (B&O; BO)
- Buffalo & Pittsburgh Railroad (BPRR)
- Chessie System
Design
An incredible pinned Parker Truss that can't be missed!
Dimensions
Span length: 120.0 ft.
Total length: 120.0 ft.
Also called
BPRR - Mahoning Street Overpass
BR&P - Colonel Drake Highway Overpass
BPRR - PA36 Overpass
BR&P - PA36 Overpass
BR&P -Mahoning Street Overpass
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.94223, -78.98260   (decimal degrees)
40°56'32" N, 78°58'57" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/669819/4534303 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Punxsutawney
Elevation
1250 ft. above sea level
Inventory numbers
PA 33 0036 0250 0141 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
BH 42303 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Average daily traffic (as of 1992)
13,024

Update Log 

  • June 11, 2017: Updated by Dave King: Added category "Pin-connected"
  • December 11, 2011: New Street View added by Jodi Christman
  • December 10, 2011: Updated by Frank Hicks: Added GPS coordinates
  • May 22, 2011: Updated by Jodi Christman: Corrected rail name
  • April 10, 2009: Added by Brian McKee

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