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Market Street Bridge (3rd)

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Market Street Bridge

Berlin Iron Bridge Co. book. Published by Berlin Iron Bridge Co. 1890. Courtesy Canadian Centre for Architecture : buildingtechnologyheritagelibrary; additional_collections

Photo taken by Royce and Bobette Haley

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BH Photo #296000

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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 Lenticular through truss bridge over West Branch Susquehanna River on Market Street
Location
Williamsport, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1885 destroyed 1889
Builder
- Berlin Iron Bridge Co. of East Berlin, Connecticut
Design
Lenticular through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 200.0 ft.
Total length: 1,000.0 ft.
Deck width: 18.0 ft.
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)
Inventory number
BH 63223 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 27, 2014: Added by Royce and Bobette Haley

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  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com