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Freemansburg-Steel City Bridge

Photo 

General View In Freemansburg, Bridge In Left Backround And Q.U.A.M. Hall (Bridge Company Building) In Foregound

Photo taken for the Historic American Engineering Record

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BH Photo #314209

Map 

Description 

Two span Parker truss steel bridge across the Lehigh River and Lehigh Valley Railroad tracks. The bridge is 22 feet wide and 360 feet long with a perforated steel deck and one cantilevered sidewalk. Equal spans of seven panels each rest on cut stone abutments and a single stone pier in the Lehigh River. This bridge was built by the Groton Bridge Manufacturing Company, Groton, New York in 1896 on the site of a previous covered bridge. The engineer was J.M. Porter.

-- Historic American Engineering Record

Facts 

Overview
Lost Through truss bridge over Lehigh River, Lehigh Canal & Railroad on Main Street
Location
Northampton County, Pennsylvania
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1896; Replaced 1979
Builder
- Groton Bridge Co. of Groton, New York
Design
Parker through truss
Dimensions
Total length: 360.0 ft.
Deck width: 22.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.62199, -75.33430   (decimal degrees)
40°37'19" N, 75°20'03" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/471724/4496848 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Hellertown
Inventory number
BH 65603 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 21, 2015: Added by Dave King

Sources 

  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • HAER PA-141 - Freemansburg-Steel City Bridge, Spanning Lehigh River between Freemansburg & Steel City, Freemansburg, Northampton County, PA