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NS - Lehigh Canal Bridge

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NS - Lehigh Canal Bridge

looking south

Photo taken by Geoff Hubbs in May 2020

License: Released into public domain

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BH Photo #471350

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Overview
Through truss bridge over Lehigh Canal on NS RR
Location
Catasauqua, Northampton County, Pennsylvania
Status
Open to traffic
Railroads
- Central Railroad of New Jersey (CNJ)
- Conrail (CR)
- Norfolk Southern Railway (NS)
Design
Through truss- 4 tracks wide
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.65869, -75.48242   (decimal degrees)
40°39'31" N, 75°28'57" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/459219/4500981 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 88089 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 2, 2020: New photos from Geoff Hubbs
  • February 5, 2020: New Street View added by Geoff Hubbs

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NS - Lehigh Canal Bridge
Posted May 2, 2020, by George A Oakley (Georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Looking at this bridge I noticed a couple of things.First I noticed that the middle truss looked like it was maybe 2 tracks at one time.I could be wrong.Second it looks like the other 2 outer trusses carried tracks at one time.If so that's 4 sets of railroad tracks which means that probably the railroad was extremely busy at one time.Am I possibly right about these trusses?