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Beckel Bridge

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Beckel Bridge

Cast Iron!!!

Photo taken by Louis Capwell on Oct 18, 2010

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BH Photo #351516

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Facts 

Overview
Pratt pony truss bridge over Monocacy Creek on Trail
Location
Bethlehem, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania
Status
Open to pedestrians only
History
built in 1867; relocated from Township Line Road in 1991
Builder
- Beckel Iron Foundry and Machine Shop of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Design
Cast Iron Pratt pony truss
Also called
Township Line Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.61628, -75.37998   (decimal degrees)
40°36'59" N, 75°22'48" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/467858/4496231 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Allentown East
Inventory number
BH 71808 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 13, 2016: Updated by Art Suckewer: added build date
  • April 13, 2016: Updated by Nathan Holth: Added Exact Location.

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Comments 

Beckel Bridge
Posted April 15, 2016, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Art,i never heard of Beckel Iron Foundry and Machine Shop in Bethlehem Pa.Do you have any information on them and if they were in some way working with Bethlehem Steel on building this bridge?

Beckel Bridge
Posted April 14, 2016, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Looks like a well kept bridge.Have to check it out when in the area.

Beckel Bridge
Posted April 13, 2016, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)