1 vote

Reading - Cocalico Creek Bridge


Over View

Bing, 2012

BH Photo #228639



Bridge left in place after railroad was pulled up.


Abandoned deck plate bridge over Cocalico Creek on Abandoned Reading Railroad
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
- Reading Railroad (RDG)
Deck plate girder
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.15756, -76.22635   (decimal degrees)
40°09'27" N, 76°13'35" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/395558/4445965 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory number
BH 51902 (Bridgehunter.com ID)


Abandoned (3,681)
Deck girder (5,782)
Girder (10,306)
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania (155)
Pennsylvania (5,334)
Plate girder (7,990)
Railroad (15,613)
Reading Railroad (197)

Update Log 

  • August 9, 2012: Updated by Daniel Hopkins: Added category "Railroad"
  • April 12, 2012: Updated by Jodi Christman: Added category "Reading Railroad"
  • April 6, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Baltimore and Ohio Railroad"
  • April 6, 2012: Updated by Clark Vance: Updated type
  • March 29, 2012: Added by Daniel Hopkins


  • Daniel Hopkins - chimera [at] clovermail [dot] net
  • Clark Vance - cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com


Rothsville Crossing
Posted February 10, 2014, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

does anyone know the current status of this abandoned r.r. bridge?please let me know.thanks.

Rothsville Crossing
Posted May 17, 2012, by Daniel Hopkins (chimera [at] clovermail [dot] net)

Yeah it is a Deck Girder; my bad on that one.

Jodi once gain big thanks for finding that info, I haven't had time to look up or do many bridge hunts so far as of this posting. :)

Rothsville Crossing
Posted April 12, 2012, by Jodi Christman (masterofchaos [at] comcast [dot] net)

The Reading Company ran a line from Reading, PA (to Manheim, PA) to Lancaster, PA and later Penn Eastern Rail Lines bought the lines east of Lititz including this crossing where the track was removed. The west of Lititz is now owned by Norfolk Southern. This is not a B&O line, but the Reading http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f2/1923_Read...

Rothsville Crossing
Posted April 6, 2012, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

From Bing I agree--it looks like a deck girder. The shadow makes it clear it's not a truss or trestle with bents in the river. Let's go with deck girder until the Bridgehunter drone can visit.

Rothsville Crossing
Posted April 5, 2012, by Mike Goff (michael [dot] goff [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I added the location on a map. When you rotate the Bing birdseye it looks more like a steel deck girder, but I am not positive.

Rothsville Crossing
Posted April 5, 2012, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

This looks more like a simple trestle than a truss.