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NS - Lehigh River Bridge

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Lehigh River Norfolk Southern Bridge

Looking NW

Photo taken by Royce and Bobette Haley in May 2015

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BH Photo #325967

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Description 

Dimensions are estimates

Facts 

Overview
Two 7-panel Pratt through trusses
Location
Allentown, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, and Lehigh County, Pennsylvania
Status
Open to traffic
History
Through girder portion widened in 1965
Builder
- Bethlehem Steel Co. of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Railroads
- Conrail (CR)
- Norfolk Southern Railway (NS)
- Reading Railroad (RDG)
Design
Pratt through truss and through girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 140.0 ft.
Total length: 440.0 ft.
Deck width: 38.0 ft.
Skew angle
25 degrees
Also called
NS - Lehigh River Bridge (S)
Reading - Lehigh River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.61472, -75.38530   (decimal degrees)
40°36'53" N, 75°23'07" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/467407/4496060 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Allentown East
Inventory number
BH 67655 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 10, 2020: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • July 13, 2020: New photo from Patrick Gurwell
  • December 21, 2017: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • May 29, 2015: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • May 18, 2015: Added by Royce and Bobette Haley

Sources 

  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Patrick Gurwell - pgurwell [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Geoff Hubbs