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BPRR - Colonel Drake Highway Overpass

Photos 

Photo taken by Brian McKee in April 2009

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BH Photo #136948

Map 

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)

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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