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PRR - Columbia-Wrightsville Bridge

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Public Domain: Published Prior to 1923

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BH Photo #349788

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Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Susquehanna River on Pennsylvania Railroad & Lincoln Highway
Location
Columbia, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, and York County, Pennsylvania
Status
Removed
History
Built in 30 days in 1896 to be "temporary" replacement for destroyed covered bridge, with intent of road being added to upper level; neither replacement nor upper deck ever built. Removed 1963
Railroad
- Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
Design
Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Total length: 6,000.0 ft. (1.1 mi.)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.02921, -76.51735   (decimal degrees)
40°01'45" N, 76°31'02" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/370532/4432102 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 71281 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 13, 2017: New photo from Alexander D. Mitchell IV
  • May 16, 2016: New photo from Art Suckewer
  • May 14, 2016: New photo from Art Suckewer
  • April 24, 2016: New photo from Art Suckewer
  • March 10, 2016: New Street View added by Luke

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Comments 

PRR - Columbia-Wrightsville Bridge
Posted March 13, 2016, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

It's a shame a bridge as unique as this one is gone.

PRR - Columbia-Wrightsville Bridge
Posted March 11, 2016, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

No problem Art being that like i said that my father was from north Philly and that i might have been on that bridge back when i used to drive all over Philly.

PRR - Columbia-Wrightsville Bridge
Posted March 11, 2016, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Yup, that's the one. Thanks George!

PRR - Columbia-Wrightsville Bridge
Posted March 11, 2016, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Art,you are talking about the falls bridge.I remember seeing it on this site because someone posted something about it.

PRR - Columbia-Wrightsville Bridge
Posted March 10, 2016, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Luke, there's a bridge in Philly that's still standing that has the same characteristics. I can't remember the name at the moment.