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Market Street Bridge (1894)

Photos 

Public Domain: Published Prior to 1923

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BH Photo #350834

Description 

There have been Seven Bridges at this crossing. First was a Wooden covered bridge built 1849. Destroyed by flood 1865. The second bridge was a wire suspension bridge 1865-1885. The third bridge was the Berlin bridge built 1885 partially destroyed in 1889 by flood. Fourth bridge was built using parts of third bridge opened 1889 destroyed by flood 1891. the fifth bridge was built 1894 by Crofton Bridge and manufacturing Company. It was blown up and dismantled in 1949.bridge six was a 1956 steel deck built by George Vang Inc.. Blown up and dismantled in 2007. Seventh bridge is the current bridge

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over West Branch Susquehanna River on Market Street & Interurban
Location
Williamsport, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1894; Demolished 1949
Builder
- Groton Bridge Co. of Groton, New York
Railroads
- Interurban
- South Side Railway
Design
(5)9-panel, pinned Pratt through trusses
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.23729, -76.99743   (decimal degrees)
41°14'14" N, 76°59'51" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/332612/4567022 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Montoursville South
Inventory number
BH 71606 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 3, 2021: Updated by Tony Dillon: Added stuff
  • June 2, 2021: New photo from Geoff Hubbs

Related Bridges 

Sources 

  • Luke
  • Geoff Hubbs
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com