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Amtrak - Little Chiques Creek Bridge

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PRR Mount Joy Bridge with PRR Photographer's Train, 1890s

Bridge Across Little Chiques Creek, Near Mount Joy. Circa 1891-1893 by William H Rau.

Photo taken by William H. Rau, Collection of American Premier Underwriters, Inc.

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BH Photo #269099

Map 

Description 

The two track bridge was constructed in 1885 measuring 450′ in length and 40′ high, replacing an iron truss span during upgrades to the right of way under William H. Brown. The masonry bridge was unique in construction from Brown’s later bridges utilizing brick lined arches and an intergrated countering pier that ran perpendicular to the span.

Facts 

Overview
Stone arch bridge over Little Chiques Creek on Amtrak
Location
Mount Joy, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1885
Railroads
- Amtrak (AMTK)
- Conrail (CR)
- Penn Central Railroad (PC)
- Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
Design
Stone arch
Dimensions
Total length: 450.0 ft.
Also called
PRR - Little Chiques Creek Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.10817, -76.49010   (decimal degrees)
40°06'29" N, 76°29'24" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/373003/4440826 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Columbia East
Inventory number
BH 58525 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 14, 2016: New photo from Dave King
  • October 24, 2013: Added by Alexander D. Mitchell IV

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