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NS - Granville Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

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BH Photo #135989

Map 

Description 

Original bridge built 1849, 5-span 630' Howe truss, destroyed by fire Feb. 3, 1855. Rebuilt in kind; replaced by double=track cast iron 5-span bridge 1866. Destroyed by storm 1874, rebuilt 1875 with cast iron Whipple truss deck bridge. 1875 bridge washed out June 1889, rebuilt; replaced with present stone arch bridge with four tracks 1905-06.

Info from "PRR Triumph IV" by David Messer & Charles Roberts, 2001.

Facts 

Overview
Eight-span stone arch bridge over the Juniata River on the Norfolk Southern Railway
Location
Lewistown, Mifflin County, Pennsylvania
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1905 by the Pennsylvania Railroad
Builder
- Eyre Construction Co. of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Contractor)
Railroads
- Conrail (CR)
- Norfolk Southern Railway (NS)
- Penn Central Railroad (PC)
- Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
Design
Stone arch
Dimensions
Total length: 624.0 ft.
Deck width: 56.0 ft.
Also called
Conrail - Granville Bridge
PRR - Granville Bridge
PC - Granville Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.57379, -77.58876   (decimal degrees)
40°34'26" N, 77°35'20" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/280873/4494666 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Lewistown
Inventory number
BH 41873 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 28, 2013: Updated by Alexander D. Mitchell IV: Additional history added
  • March 25, 2009: Added by James Baughn

Sources 

  • HAER PA-534 - Pennsylvania Railroad, Granville Bridge, Spanning Juniata River, 1.25 miles west of Lewistown, Lewistown, Mifflin County, PA
  • Alexander D. Mitchell IV