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NS - Safe Harbor Bridge

Photos 

Lower bridge is C&PD RR Bridge

Photo taken by Jodi Christman in October 9, 2013

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BH Photo #268307

Map 

Description 

This bridge replaced the original Columbia and Port Deposit Bridge which was destroyed by floods in 1904 during the construction of the A&S bridge. They replaced the C&PD bridge with a new span rather than rebuild the remains of the original stone bridge.

Facts 

Overview
Deck plate girder bridge over Conestoga Creek on Railroad (NS (Nee C&PD RR (PRR).).)
Location
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1904-06, this bridge replaced one damaged in 1904 flood which was when the A&S RR Safe Harbor Trestle Bridge was being built
Builders
- H.S. Kerbaugh Inc. (Erectors)
- Pennsylvania Steel Co. of Steelton, Pennsylvania (Fabricator)
- William H. Brown (Chief Engineer)
Railroads
- Columbia & Port Deposit Railroad (C&PD)
- Conrail (CR)
- Norfolk Southern Railway (NS)
- Penn Central Railroad (PC)
- Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
Design
The C&PD spans, riveted deck plate girders 98'-6", 98-0", and 98'-6 long, comprise the entire 295'-0" length of the lower level.
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 98.5 ft.
Total length: 295.0 ft.
Also called
NS Conestoga Creek Bridge
Port Road Bridge
Conrail Conestoga Creek Bridge
PRR Conestoga Creek Bridge
C&PD - Conestoga Creek Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.92513, -76.38436   (decimal degrees)
39°55'30" N, 76°23'04" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/381700/4420364 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Safe Harbor
Inventory number
BH 58412 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 1, 2013: New photo from Jodi Christman
  • October 15, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Updatesd status.
  • October 13, 2013: Added by Jodi Christman

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