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NS Schuylkill Expressway Overpass

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NS Bridge over Schuylkill Expressway King of Prussia, PA

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Photo taken by Raymond Klein

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Description 

This bridge replaced a deck girder bridge originally built in 1950. This new bridge was erected in October 2002 as part of the overall King of Prussia improvement project of I-76 and US 202.

Facts 

Overview
Truss bridge over Schuylkill Expressway on Norfolk Southern Railway in King Of Prussia, PA
Location
King Of Prussia, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
History
Bridge built as a replacement due to widening of the roadway
Builders
- Allan A. Myers, Inc.
- Cornell & Co., Inc.
- Gannett Fleming, Inc.
- High Steel Structures, Inc. of Lancaster, Pennsylvania (Iron/Steel Manufacturer)
Design
Modern Warren through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 240.0 ft.
Total length: 480.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 42.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.08167, -75.39000   (decimal degrees)
40°04'54" N, 75°23'24" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/466749/4436894 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Valley Forge
Inventory numbers
PA 46 0076 3278 0157 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
BH 42378 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Average daily traffic (as of 1980)
54,600

Update Log 

  • July 30, 2014: New Street View added by Ralph Demars
  • September 1, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Changed type to "modern warren through truss"
  • August 7, 2011: New photos from Jodi Christman
  • July 24, 2011: Updated by Jodi Christman: Added description regarding build date
  • July 21, 2011: New photos from Jodi Christman
  • August 23, 2010: Updated by D. Thomsen: Added categories
  • April 19, 2009: Added by Raymond Klein

Sources 

  • Raymond Klein - Bookshelfthe [at] msn [dot] com
  • High Steel Structures, Inc. - Project gallery
  • D. Thomsen - dcthomsen [at] comcast [dot] net
  • Jodi Christman - masterofchaos [at] outlook [dot] com
  • Luke

Comments 

Norfolk Southern Railway Schuylkill Expressway Bridge
Posted July 22, 2011, by Daniel Hopkins (chimera [at] clovermail [dot] net)

Wow that bridge is fairly pearly-white for a rail bridge, mostly they were blue, green, yellow, or black....its rather unique!

Norfolk Southern Railway Schuylkill Expressway Bridge
Posted July 21, 2011, by John Oechsner (bigtex144 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I see in the notes that this bridge was built to replace a bridge that was built in 1950. But when was this bridge built? It looks really new...

Norfolk Southern Railway Schuylkill Expressway Bridge
Posted October 23, 2009, by Louis K. Steffenhagen (willowcreekrr [at] hotmail [dot] com)

More details

Norfolk Southern Railway Schuylkill Expressway Bridge
Posted October 17, 2009, by Louis K. Steffenhagen (willowcreekrr [at] hotmail [dot] com)

detail shots for you fellow bridge modelers.

Norfolk Southern Railway Schuylkill Expressway Bridge
Posted October 13, 2009, by Louis K. Steffenhagen (willowcreekrr [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Here are more wide shots of the KP Bridge. I will start submitting detail photos very soon. I hope to get the operating schedule for this bridge to try and capture a passing freight.

Norfolk Southern Railway Schuylkill Expressway Bridge
Posted September 22, 2009, by Todd aka. "bridgebuilder" (mrwalk08 [at] aol [dot] com)

I wish there would be a fellow "pontist" with a knack for rail pics in the area of this span to post a pic of a train crossing it.

Norfolk Southern Railway Schuylkill Expressway Bridge
Posted September 22, 2009, by Louis K. Steffenhagen (willowcreekrr [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I am actively taking photos of this bridge because I will be making a 1/29th scale model of this in the near future.

I would gladly share any of these photos if you are interested. I am not sure if you want photos with alot of detail or just wide angle shots. I am attaching 2 photos for your review. Let me know if you are interested and I will forward more.