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LV - Delaware River Bridge

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Photo taken by Owl's Flight Photography

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BH Photo #240303

Map 

Description 

This structure occupies the piers of the first railroad bridge to cross the Delaware River at Easton. It is also notable for its fish-belly deck trusses, an unusual variant of the Pratt design.

-- Historic American Engineering Record

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned pratt deck truss bridge over Delaware River on Railroad
Location
Phillipsburg, Northampton County, Pennsylvania
Status
Abandoned
History
Built 1901
Builders
- American Bridge Co. of New York (Edgemoore Plant)
- Central Iron & Steel of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania (Fabricator)
- Lukens Iron & Steel of Coatesville, Pennsylvania (Fabricator)
- Pencoyd Iron Works of Pencoyd, Pennsylvania (Fabricator)
- Slatington Rolling Mill Co. of Slatington, Pennsylvania (Fabricator)
Railroad
- Lehigh Valley Railroad (LV)
Design
Pratt deck truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.68778, -75.20248   (decimal degrees)
40°41'16" N, 75°12'09" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/482890/4504118 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Easton
Inventory number
BH 53675 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 6, 2015: Updated by Luke: Added info from the HAER
  • August 2, 2013: Photo imported by Dave King
  • September 27, 2012: Added by Luke Harden

Related Bridges 

Sources 

  • Luke
  • HAER PA-543 - Lehigh Valley Railroad, Delaware River Bridge, Spanning Delaware River, south of Lehigh River, Easton, Northampton County, PA

Comments 

LV Delaware River Bridge
Posted February 11, 2014, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

does anyone know the current status of this abandoned r.r. bridge?please let me know.thanks.