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BPRR - Thru-Deck Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Brian McKee in April 2009

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BH Photo #136951

Map 

Description 

The rail is Buffalo, Rochester and Pittsburgh Railway.

Facts 

Overview
Through and deck truss bridge over Mahoning Creek 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)
- Buffalo, Rochester & Pittsburgh Railroad (BR&P)
- Chessie System
- Conrail (CR)
- Penn Central Railroad (PC)
- Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
Design
A combination Warren Deck and Pratt Thru truss
Also called
BR&P Railway Thru-Deck Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.94111, -78.98826   (decimal degrees)
40°56'28" N, 78°59'18" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/669345/4534168 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Punxsutawney
Inventory number
BH 42304 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 11, 2017: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Pin-connected"
  • June 5, 2011: New photos from Jodi Christman
  • May 22, 2011: Updated by Jodi Christman: Corrected rail name
  • April 10, 2009: Added by Brian McKee

Sources 

  • Brian McKee - bjmckee51 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Jodi Christman - masterofchaos [at] outlook [dot] com

Comments 

BR&P Railway Thru-Deck Bridge
Posted August 7, 2014, by Don Zufall (donzufall [at] yahoo [dot] com)

The through truss section was required to cross over a PRR branch to coal mines a few miles west of the bridge. The PRR line is now a rail trail. The bridge is still in use by the B&P. The first photo location is close to where my Grand-parents house was. I watched many B&O, Chessie and B&P trains here. I've also seen a couple PC and Conrail trains run through this area prior to that lines abandonment in the late 70's.