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Old Susquehanna Trail Bridge (Milton)

Photos 

View from west

Taken from between stone bridge and stone railroad culvert.

Photo taken by Ben Williams in January 2019

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BH Photo #460900

Map 

Description 

Believed to have been built circa 1840, this bridge is now abandoned and on private property. The deck is heavily covered with soil and vegetation, and despite being only 20 feet from the road, it is unable to be easily seen most of the year save for looking directly downstream from the current bridge in use. No apparent records on this bridge exist. Northern wing wall suffered serious damage from constant flash floods between 2016 and 2017, but bridge itself continues to stand.

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned stone arch bridge over Muddy Run on Susquehanna Trail (PA 14 at one point)
Location
Northumberland County, Pennsylvania
Status
Derelict/abandoned
History
Built ca. 1840, likely abandoned 1921 when new bridge constructed on new alignment of road parallel to old bridge.
Design
Single-span dry-bonded stone arch bridge
Also called
Susquehanna Trail Stone Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.04507, -76.85016   (decimal degrees)
41°02'42" N, 76°51'01" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/344500/4545409 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 87231 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

19th Century (7,622)
Abandoned (3,682)
Arch (12,155)
Built during 1840s (195)
Deck arch (11,392)
Northumberland County, Pennsylvania (63)
Owned privately (1,742)
Pennsylvania (5,331)
Stone arch (3,071)

Update Log 

  • February 2, 2020: Updated by Ben Williams: Added photos, included nearest town in bridge name
  • November 18, 2019: New photos from Ben Williams

Sources 

  • Ben Williams