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Tank Farm Road Bridge

Photos 

Detail Of Ball Joint

Photo taken for the Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #309247

Map 

Description 

Removed to storage in 1994.

Facts 

Overview
Foreman pony truss bridge formerly over Reading Railroad on Tank Farm Road
Location
Emmaus, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania
Status
Removed, not replaced, in storage
Future prospects
Available for reuse
History
Built 1881; Removed 1994; Held in storage and to be used on trail
Builder
- John L. Foreman of Pottstown, Pennsylvania
Design
Foreman Truss
Dimensions
Total length: 57.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.52260, -75.52996   (decimal degrees)
40°31'21" N, 75°31'48" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/455109/4485897 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 64299 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 12, 2016: New photos from Chester Gehman
  • March 28, 2015: Updated by Art Suckewer: Bridge was lost but apparently has been in long term storage!
  • November 28, 2014: Added by Dave King

Sources 

  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • HAER PA-123 - Tank Farm Road Bridge, Tank Farm Road crossing Reading Railroad tracks, Emmaus, Lehigh County, PA
  • Chester Gehman - gehmanc2000 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Comments 

Tank Farm Road Bridge
Posted March 29, 2015, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Here are two others made to the same design by the same suppliers:

http://bridgehunter.com/ny/schuyler/watkins-glen/

http://bridgehunter.com/pa/berks/scarlets-mill/

Tank Farm Road Bridge
Posted March 28, 2015, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Found!

http://www.mcall.com/news/local/bethlehem/mc-bethlehem-histo...

Been in long term storage, to be reused in Bethlehem, PA!

Regards,

Art S.