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NS - Schuylkill River Bridge (Oaks)

Photos 

Bower Avenue Bridge -- November 11, 2008

Overview looking towards Perkiomen Junction

Photo taken by Raymond Klein

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BH Photo #155337

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Deck plate girder bridge over Schuylkill River on Former Perkiomen Branch Reading Railroad
Location
Oaks, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, and Chester County, Pennsylvania
Future prospects
Could become part of a local rail trail
Railroads
- Norfolk Southern Railway (NS)
- Reading Railroad (RDG)
Design
Deck plate girder
Closed-spandrel concrete arch
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.12463, -75.46142   (decimal degrees)
40°07'29" N, 75°27'41" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/460685/4441692 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Valley Forge
Inventory number
BH 44143 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 10, 2011: Updated by Daniel Hopkins: Updated status
  • October 1, 2010: New photo from Raymond Klein
  • July 25, 2010: Updated by D. Thomsen: Added Schuylkill River category.
  • March 7, 2010: Updated by Joshua Collins: added gps coordinates, added Chester County, PA to location, updated main design and approach design
  • February 16, 2010: Added by Raymond Klein

Sources 

  • Raymond Klein - Bookshelfthe [at] msn [dot] com
  • Joshua Collins - Bigjc1979 [at] aol [dot] com
  • D. Thomsen - dcthomsen [at] comcast [dot] net
  • Daniel Hopkins - chimera [at] clovermail [dot] net

Comments 

NS Schuylkill River Bridge (Oaks)
Posted February 1, 2014, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

does anyone know the current status of this r.r. bridge?please let me know.thanks.