Dillerville Yard Footbridge
Jan. 12, 2015 article:
Built in 1922, the 280-foot-long, steel bridge allowed Armstrong workers to cross the Dillerville rail yard to walk to and from work. Later, Franklin & Marshall College students and residents used the bridge to access athletic fields and neighborhoods.
With the rail lines now gone, current plans by Lancaster General Health and Franklin & Marshall College are to dismantle and relocate the bridge to a hiking trail. Its current position conflicts with plans for a stadium.
The Historic Trust and former Lancaster Mayor Art Morris object to moving the bridge to a site without historical context.
Morris said the bridge was an integral part of Lancaster's industrial, urban landscape, and its future should be studied and then discussed at public forums.
He hopes the college and LGH are open to a second look. "It won't stop any imminent work if they hold up on it," Morris said.
Officials said the bridge has not been deemed eligible for listing on the historic register.
- Warren through truss bridge over Dillerville Yard on Pedestrian Pathway
- Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
- Intact but closed to all traffic; scheduled for removal March 2015
- Future prospects
- Planned for removal and reuse
- Built ca.1922; scheduled for removal 2015
- Warren through truss
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +40.05125, -76.31686 (decimal degrees)
40°03'05" N, 76°19'01" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 18/387675/4434276 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- Inventory number
- BH 51258 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- January 13, 2015: Updated by Alexander D. Mitchell IV: Corrected error: Bridge not yet removed; scheduled for removal March 2015 according to article linked
- January 5, 2015: Updated by Luke: Bridge removed: planned for reuse
- February 15, 2014: New Street View added by Luke Harden
- February 10, 2012: Added by Daniel Hopkins