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Enola Low Grade Trail - Pequea Creek Bridge

Photos 

Looking north on River Road

Photo taken by Jodi Christman in October 9, 2013

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BH Photo #269361

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Description 

Abandoned girder bridge used for the Enola Low Grade Trail.

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned bridge over Pequea Creek on Former Conrail Railroad
Location
Martic Forge, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
Status
Open to bicyclists, horseback, and pedestrians
History
Built 1910
Railroads
- Conrail (CR)
- Penn Central Railroad (PC)
- Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
- Rail-to-trail
Design
Warren deck truss
Dimensions
Total length: 125.0 ft.
Deck width: 60.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 100.0 ft.
Also called
Martic Forge Crossing
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.90795, -76.32836   (decimal degrees)
39°54'29" N, 76°19'42" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/386457/4418385 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Conestoga
Inventory number
BH 49072 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 1, 2013: Updated by Jodi Christman: Added additional name
  • October 24, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Corrected stream name
  • August 20, 2012: Updated by Daniel Hopkins: Added category "Railroad"
  • July 8, 2011: Added by Daniel Hopkins

Sources 

  • Daniel Hopkins - chimera [at] clovermail [dot] net
  • Luke
  • Jodi Christman - masterofchaos [at] outlook [dot] com

Comments 

Enola Low Grade Trail - Pequea Creek Bridge
Posted April 13, 2018, by Phillip shoop (Psilovetrains [at] aol [dot] com)
Martic Forge Crossing
Posted August 27, 2012, by Wesley Burkholder (Hypersonixu2 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Just some pics since I've recently moved into the area and I've always been fascinated by this bridge. It's currently closed to pedestrians and all other traffic. Hopefully soon to be part of a rail trail.