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Columbia-Wrightsville Bridge (1868)

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Columbia-Wrightsville Bridge (1868)

1888 view

Photo from old postcard

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BH Photo #509482

Facts 

Overview
Lost covered truss bridge over Susquehanna River on Pennsylvania RR and road
Location
Columbia, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, and York County, Pennsylvania
Status
Destroyed by Cedar Keys Hurricane in 1896
History
Built 1868
Railroad
- Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
Design
Town lattice through truss
Dimensions
Total length: 5,390.0 ft. (1.0 mi.)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.02915, -76.51757   (decimal degrees)
40°01'45" N, 76°31'03" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/370512/4432096 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 94655 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 9, 2021: New photos from Geoff Hubbs

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Sources 

  • Geoff Hubbs