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PRR Lewistown Covered Bridge

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PRR Lewistown Covered Bridge

"Ruins of Lewistown Bridge, Destroyed by Tornado July 4, 1874, Three Persons Killed and Five Wounded."

J.M. Wimer, Photographer; collection of Library of Congress

View this photo at lcweb2.loc.gov

BH Photo #417686

Map 

Description 

Info on construction from 1872 PRR Annual Report, page 45

Facts 

Overview
Lost Howe through truss bridge over Juniata River on Pennsylvania Railroad
Location
Lewistown, Mifflin County, Pennsylvania
Status
Destroyed by severe weather
History
Built 1871 by Pennsylvania RR to replace original 1849 covered bridge upon which tracks had been laid; Destroyed by tornado July 4, 1874, with loss of three lives.
Design
Howe through truss, four 150-foot spans
Dimensions
Total length: 612.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.59370, -77.57626   (decimal degrees)
40°35'37" N, 77°34'35" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/281995/4496845 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Lewistown
Inventory numer
BH 80360 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 6, 2018: Added by Alexander D. Mitchell IV

Sources 

  • Alexander D. Mitchell IV