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Market Street Bridge (Oldest)

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Market Street Covered Bridge

Stereoscopic Photo from Stewart Edwin Beitler

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BH Photo #533189

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Overview
Lost Wernwag through truss bridge over North Branch Susquehanna River on Market Street
Location
Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1816-1818 by Wernwag & Powell; repaired 1819 and 1824; replaced by steel truss bridge 1892
Builder
- Louis Wernwag of Reutlingen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Railroad
- Interurban
Design
Four-span, covered Wernwag through truss
Dimensions
Total length: 740.0 ft.
Deck width: 34.0 ft.
Also called
Wilkes-Barre Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.24934, -75.88514   (decimal degrees)
41°14'58" N, 75°53'07" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/425839/4566814 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 97415 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 14, 2022: New Street View added by Stewart Edwin Beitler
  • March 31, 2022: Added by Paul Plassman

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