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Washingtonville Bridge

Photos 

View, From East, Showing South Truss

Photo taken for the Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #314264

Map 

Description 

The Washingtonville Bridge is a small span Pratt pony truss, fabricated by the Phoenix Bridge Company for the New York firm of Dean & Westbrook. It is a typical example, although a rare survivor, of a standardized Phoenix Bridge Company low truss roadway bridge. The bridge is one of 144 Pennsylvania highway bridges nominated to the National Register of Historic Places.

-- Historic American Engineering Record

Bridge structure relocated to Knoebels Grove Amusement Park in 1987 and reconstructed for adaptive reuse on a steam-powered miniature amusement railroad.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pony truss bridge over Chillisquaque Creek on Bush Road (Legislative Route 47036)
Location
Montour County, Pennsylvania
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1887; Replaced 1987
Builders
- Dean & Westbrook of New York, New York
- Phoenix Bridge Co. of Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
Design
5-panel pin-connected Pratt Pony truss
Dimensions
Total length: 73.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.05674, -76.67981   (decimal degrees)
41°03'24" N, 76°40'47" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/358844/4546414 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Washingtonville
Inventory number
BH 65612 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 22, 2015: Added by Dave King

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Sources 

  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • HAER PA-98 - Washingtonville Bridge, Pennsylvania Legislative Route 47036, spanning Chillisquaque Creek (Derry Township), Washingtonville, Montour County, PA
  • Historicbridges.org - by Nathan Holth