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NS - Lehigh River Bridge

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Photo taken by Loretta Killian

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Overview
Through truss bridge over Lehigh Rive & 3rd Street on Railroad
Location
Easton, Northampton County, Pennsylvania
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1897; Two trusses (One deck, one through) lost to flooding 1902; Pinned Pratt through truss Built Late 1902: Rveted Warren Deck Truss Built 1903
Builder
- Phoenix Bridge Co. of Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
Railroads
- Black River & Western Railroad (BRW)
- Central Railroad of New Jersey (CNJ)
- Lehigh & Hudson River Railway (LHR)
- Norfolk Southern Railway (NS)
Design
Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 71.9 ft.
Total length: 80.1 ft.
Also called
CNJ/L&H - 3rd Street Overpass
CNJ/L&H - Lehigh River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.68698, -75.20846   (decimal degrees)
40°41'13" N, 75°12'30" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/482385/4504031 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Easton
Inventory numbers
PA 48 0611 0170 1477 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
BH 53676 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Average daily traffic (as of 1992)
32,585

Update Log 

  • September 25, 2016: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added categories "Pin-connected", "Riveted", "Skewed", "Warren deck truss"
  • November 6, 2015: Updated by Luke: Added info from the HAER
  • April 5, 2015: Photo imported by Dave King
  • October 31, 2013: New Street View added by Luke Harden
  • October 31, 2013: New photo from Andrew Pearce
  • August 29, 2013: Photo imported by Dave King
  • July 3, 2013: Photo imported by Dave King
  • June 26, 2013: Photo imported by Dave King
  • September 27, 2012: Added by Luke Harden

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NS - Lehigh River Bridge
Posted October 8, 2016, by dan (daneman3 [at] inbox [dot] com)

this bridge belongs to black river & western bel del devition conrail gave this bridge to them in 1995 as part of the sale