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NS - Trinley Mill Drive Overpass

Photos 

Trinley Road -- June 11, 2008

Front view Looking North towards Linfield-Trappe Road

Photo taken by Raymond Klein

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BH Photo #158344

Map 

Brief History 

Written by Raymond Klein

It appears this bridge was originally constructed as a stone arch bridge. When the railrod right of way was widened they used concrete for the addition.
Have seen very few bridges that have a seperate bridge for the adjacant stream.
Two other bridges between Linfield, Pa and Pottstown, PA have a similiaer situation.
They were built with field stone and concrete and have adjacnt streams.
One is located on Sanatoga Road and the Sanatoga Creek goes under the bridge adjacant to the former road. The road is closed and covered with mud and originally lead to a bridge over the Schuylkill River to Chester county.
Then there is one on the former Porter Road and Sanatoga Station Road and near Pottstown,PA and Sprogles Run also goes under right next to Porter Road(now closed) which used to lead to and go under the Pennsylvania Railrod bridge at Pottstown, PA. Somebody told me he used to wash his car where the creek went under the tracks.

Facts 

Overview
Stone arch bridge carrying Norfolk Southern Rr (former Reading Railroad) & Creek over Trinley Mill Road
Location
Limerick Township, Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built as a stibe arch, rear side widened with concrete top also reinforced
Railroads
- Norfolk Southern Railway (NS)
- Reading Railroad (RDG)
Design
Stone arch
Also called
Reading - Trinley Mill Drive Overpass
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.20987, -75.55926   (decimal degrees)
40°12'36" N, 75°33'33" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/452408/4451201 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Phoenixville
Inventory number
BH 44498 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 16, 2011: Updated by Frank Hicks: Added GPS coordinates
  • November 28, 2010: Updated by Raymond Klein: Drive replaces Road
  • September 28, 2010: Updated by Raymond Klein: Added "Mill" to tTinley Mill Road. Claified relationshuip between RR and highway-RR goes over highway
  • September 23, 2010: New photo from Raymond Klein
  • September 22, 2010: New photo from Raymond Klein
  • March 20, 2010: New photo from Raymond Klein
  • March 19, 2010: Essay added by Raymond Klein

Sources 

  • Raymond Klein - Bookshelfthe [at] msn [dot] com
  • Frank Hicks