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Lebanon Valley Rail Trail - Overpass

Photos 

View near Cornwall Inn off Burd Coleman Road

Photo taken by Jodi Christman in August 14, 2013

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BH Photo #263490

Map 

Description 

The C&L bridge in Cornwall solved the level grade crossing problem between the C&L and the Cornwall RR.

Facts 

Overview
Quadruple intersection Warren truss bridge over uneven grade on Former C&L; Currently Lebanon Valley Rail Trail
Location
Cornwall, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania
Status
Open to pedestrians only
History
Built ca 1880
Railroads
- Conrail (CR)
- Cornwall & Lebanon Railroad (C&L)
- Penn Central Railroad (PC)
- Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
- Rail-to-trail
- Reading Railroad (RDG)
Design
Quadruple Intersection Warren
Also called
C&L/Cornwall Overpass
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.27428, -76.41387   (decimal degrees)
40°16'27" N, 76°24'50" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/379794/4459159 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Lebanon
Inventory number
BH 57640 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 19, 2018: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • August 17, 2013: Updated by Dave King: Added category "Railroad overpass"
  • August 17, 2013: Updated by Jodi Christman: Added categories "Wooden deck", "Riveted", "Conrail"
  • August 16, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added categories "Pennsylvania Railroad", "Philadelphia & Reading Railway", "Conrail", "Penn Central Railroad"
  • August 16, 2013: Updated by Jodi Christman: Added categories "Skewed", "Rail-to-trail"

Sources 

Comments 

Lebanon Valley Rail Trail Overpass
Posted August 18, 2013, by Fmiser (fmiser [at] gmail [dot] com)

Sweet! Thanks Jodi! Lots of photos... Photos of some of the construction details... Captions and descriptions on some of the photos...

Nice! Thanks for sharing. *grin*

The floor beam to lower chord joints are rather unusual in that it uses four straight bolts. (photo 263497, taken from underneath, the one before "Under Decking")

It is a sharp skew, too. Looks to me like it's more than 45 degrees - maybe as much as 60 degrees.