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Conrail - Phoenixville Bridge

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Phoenixville PRR Bridge --

Upriver side view from PA. Rt. 29 Bridge

Photo taken by Raymond Klein

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BH Photo #157147

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Facts 

Overview
Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Schuylkill River on Former PRR Schuylkill Division
Location
Mont Clare, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, and Chester County, Pennsylvania
Status
Abandoned
History
Built 1915
Builders
- A.C. Shand (Design)
- H.R. Leonard (Design)
- L.H. Focht & Sons of Reading, Pennsylvania (Contractor)
- McClintic-Marshall Co. of Chicago, Illinois & Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (TPG Fabricator)
Railroads
- Conrail (CR)
- Penn Central Railroad (PC)
- Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
- Reading Railroad (RDG)
Design
(Labeled from West to East)
1 76' 3.75" Pony plate girder
2 52' Semicircular arches
6 90' Segmental arches
2 60' Semicircular arches
1 80' Segmental arch
3 54' Segmental arches
1 34' Skewed semicircular arch
(Last 5 arches are on a 6 curve.)
Also called
PC - Phoenixville Bridge
PRR - Phoenixville Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.13779, -75.50950   (decimal degrees)
40°08'16" N, 75°30'34" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/456596/4443175 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Phoenixville
Inventory number
BH 44333 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 5, 2017: New Street View added by Luke
  • July 18, 2011: Updated by Daniel Hopkins: Added GPS
  • March 6, 2010: Updated by Joshua Collins: added gps coordinates
  • March 6, 2010: Updated by Raymond Klein: Made changes to name
  • February 25, 2010: Updated by Raymond Klein: Added Former to Schuyklill Division and Mont Clare, PA to name.
  • February 23, 2010: Added by Raymond Klein

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Sources 

  • Raymond Klein - Bookshelfthe [at] msn [dot] com
  • Joshua Collins - Bigjc1979 [at] aol [dot] com
  • Daniel Hopkins - chimera [at] clovermail [dot] net
  • Luke

Comments 

Phoenixville - Mont Clare PRR Bridge
Posted January 21, 2014, by Maureen (pedsnurse95 [at] aol [dot] com)

This particular part of the bridge is on Amelia St in Mont Clare. :-)