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Juniata Bridge (OLD)

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Juniata Bridge Crossing Juniata River Duncannon Pennsylvania

Photo uploaded by Art S

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Overview
Lost Baltimore through truss bridge over Juniata River
Location
Duncannon, Perry County, Pennsylvania
Status
No longer exists
Builder
- Phoenix Bridge Co. of Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
Design
Baltimore through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.42549, -77.01617   (decimal degrees)
40°25'32" N, 77°00'58" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/328967/4476936 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 72445 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 4, 2016: New photo from Art Suckewer
  • June 5, 2016: Added by ArtS

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Juniata Bridge (OLD)
Posted June 7, 2016, by Barry (bllauver [at] toad [dot] net)

Art,

Most probably this bridge was replaced by the concrete arch bridge at the mouth of the Juniata River on what is now PA-849 (Newport Road) but was once US-15. The concrete arch bridge was built in 1922, your bridge probably preceded it in the same location. Info at Historicbridges org.

The location of the pin on those abandoned piers in the river are also significant. They supported a wooden, through truss, covered aqueduct which carried the main line of the Pennsylvania Canal from Duncan's Island (at a small crossroads called Amity Hall) to the south bank of the Juniata River. I would have to dig up some old books to find further information. I hiked back to the north abutment about forty or more years ago, before PennDot blocked it off.