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L&NE - Lehigh Gap Bridge

Photos 

Photo provided by Wes B

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BH Photo #317453

Map 

Street View 

Description 

Built for the Lehigh & New England Railroad, which carried zinc from across the the Leigh Gap sides to the Palmerton side.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Baltimore deck truss bridge over the Lehigh River on Lehigh & New England Railroad
Location
Palmerton, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, and Carbon County, Pennsylvania
Status
Removed
History
Built 1912; Abandoned 1961; Removed 1967
Railroad
- Lehigh & New England Railroad (LNE)
Design
Baltimore deck truss
Warren deck truss approaches
Dimensions
Total length: 1,076.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.78863, -75.61093   (decimal degrees)
40°47'19" N, 75°36'39" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/448455/4515472 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Palmerton
Inventory number
BH 46692 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 28, 2015: Updated by Luke: Added image posted to the forum by Wes B. + info
  • August 9, 2012: Updated by Daniel Hopkins: Added category "Railroad"
  • February 6, 2012: Updated by Daniel Hopkins: Removed category "Railroad" as it is a lost bridge
  • July 8, 2011: New photos from Daniel Hopkins
  • April 19, 2011: Updated by Daniel Hopkins: Corrected the type of cargo the railroad carried, it was zinc not coal
  • December 23, 2010: New Street View added by Daniel Hopkins
  • December 2, 2010: Updated by Daniel Hopkins: Updated the history and information
  • October 28, 2010: Updated by Daniel Hopkins: Updated information
  • October 26, 2010: Added by Daniel Hopkins

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Comments 

Palmerton Crossing
Posted February 28, 2015, by Wes B (hypersonixu2 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

This was the Lehigh and New England Railroad Trestle, mostly iron, not concrete. I'm not sure when it was constructed but it was dismantled in 1967.