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CP - Plains Bridge


CP - Plains Bridge

looking east

Photo from Frank's Photography Site

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BH Photo #444737


Warren deck truss bridge over Susquehanna River on Canadian Pacific Railway
Kingston, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
Open to traffic
- Canadian Pacific Railway (CP)
- Wilkes-Barre & Eastern Railroad (WB&E)
- Wilkes-Barre Connecting Railroad (WBC)
Warren deck truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.26180, -75.87092   (decimal degrees)
41°15'42" N, 75°52'15" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/427044/4568185 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 80807 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 17, 2019: New photos from Geoff Hubbs
  • June 13, 2018: Updated by Royce and Bobette Haley: approach
  • March 23, 2018: Updated by Luke: Added type + link to imagery
  • March 21, 2018: Added by Daniel Barnes



CP - Plains Bridge
Posted March 31, 2022, by Paul Plassman

Yeah, I pored over several historic maps but haven't yet come up with anything definite one way or another. I did stumble across other postcards that were titled "Worth River Street" when referring to locations on "North River Street" in Wilkes-Barre, so I'm getting the impression that substituting "Worth" for "North" was a common error on old postcards.

I'll have to do some more digging on this one.

CP - Plains Bridge
Posted March 31, 2022, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

While typos were certainly not uncommon on old postcards, street names did often change over the years. A look at some old maps might give a more definitive answer.

CP - Plains Bridge
Posted March 31, 2022, by Paul Plassman

I suspect the bridge in this postcard MAY be the predecessor to this bridge, assuming the postcard title is misspelled and means "North" Street instead of "Worth" Street (there is no Worth Street in Wilkes-Barre).