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Packers Island Railroad Bridges

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For this photo I was standing on Packers Island facing east (toward Sunbury Pa.). This is the eastern set of spans.

Photo taken by Mike Niethe

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BH Photo #359880

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Description 

These bridges carry the Norfolk Southern Railroad from Northumberland Pennsylvania across the Susquehanna River to Packers Island (six spans) then from Packers Island to Sunbury Pennsylvania (another six spans). These bridges are a short distance north of the confluence of the Susquehanna River and the West Branch of the Susquehanna River at Northumberland. The bridges can be seen best from Shikellamy State Park. There are two sets of tracks. The piers on which the bridges rest appear to have held another bridge in the past.

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Susquehanna River on Norfolk Southern Railroad
Location
Northumberland, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania
Status
Open to traffic
Design
Six-span Camelback through truss
Also called
NS-Susquehanna River Bridges at Northumberland Pennsylvania
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.88476, -76.79289   (decimal degrees)
40°53'05" N, 76°47'34" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/348949/4527511 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 73054 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 3, 2016: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • August 3, 2016: New photos from Mike Niethe
  • August 2, 2016: Added by Mike Niethe

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