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Carey Avenue Railroad Bridge

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Overview
Pony truss bridge over an abandoned railroad on PA 2005 (Carey Avenue) in Plymouth
Location
Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
Status
Open to traffic
Future prospects
Slated for rehab 2011.
History
Built 1948
Design
Parker pony truss
Dimensions
Span length: 137.1 ft.
Total length: 137.1 ft.
Deck width: 40.2 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.24305, -75.93492   (decimal degrees)
41°14'35" N, 75°56'06" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/421661/4566159 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Wilkes-Barre West
Inventory numbers
PA 40 2005 0080 2311 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
BH 31213 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 23, 2012: Updated by Tony Dillon: Changed name to better identify bridge
  • November 9, 2010: Updated by Nathan Holth: Added GPS.

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Abandoned Railroad Bridge
Posted May 23, 2012, by Ben (benny145 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Not sure of the information on the railroad, although indications are it used to exist.

As of about 10 years ago, the Parker Pony Truss bridge used to connect Route 11 Plymouth to the old Carey Avenue truss bridge which spanned across the Susquehanna River. When complete this connected Plymouth to the west with Hanover Township to the east. The old Carey Avenue bridge was removed and a new one was built upstream. The Parker Pony Truss is still used, mostly for local and business traffic. Interesting setup before the old bridge was torn down.

Work will be commencing literally within days on replacement of the bridge deck for rehabilitation and so it will be closed for at least 5 months according to the signs posted.

More information if I get it.

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Abandoned Railroad Bridge
Posted June 3, 2009, by Alison Ross (alison [dot] ross [at] kci [dot] com)

Does anyone know when this railroad was abandoned and the tracks pulled up? Old Carey Avenue Bridge, Plymouth Boro, Luzerne County, PA.