replica of Lady Liberty on a pier from the Marysville Bridge
Photo taken by Jodi Christman in July 2009
SOURCE: Wikipedia "As the Northern Central Railway built north up the Susquehanna River from Baltimore, Maryland to the coal regions, it had to cross from the west to the east bank of the Susquehanna. The chosen crossing site was at the Dauphin Narrows, between Marysville on the west and Dauphin on the east. The bridge was finished in 1858, allowing the Northern Central to haul coal from Sunbury, Pennsylvania to Baltimore. However, the construction of a line from Dauphin to Rockville and the takeover of the Northern Central by the Pennsylvania Railroad in 1875 resulted in most Northern Central traffic being rerouted over the PRR's Rockville Bridge a short distance downstream.
The Marysville Bridge was allowed to fall into decay, and removed in 1902 or 1903 after a period of disuse. Some of the piers remain above water today, while others are submerged or washed away."
- Lost bridge over Susquehanna River on Northern Central Railway
- Dauphin, Perry County, Pennsylvania, and Dauphin County, Pennsylvania
- Built 1858, superstructure removed in 1903 with only the piers remaining
- - Gustavus Wilhelm Samuel Nagle
- Howe Truss/Burr Arch thru truss covered railroad bridge. Vertical Howe-type iron rods in addition to Burr arch. Due to flooding some of the original wooden arches were replaced by wrought-iron trusses.
Total length: 4,000.0 ft. (0.8 mi.)
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +40.36050, -76.92900 (decimal degrees)
40°21'38" N, 76°55'44" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 18/336205/4469556 (zone/easting/northing)
- USGS topographic map
- Harrisburg West
- Inventory number
- BH 43908 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- June 5, 2011: Updated by Jodi Christman: Added description and related details
- September 19, 2010: New photos from Jodi Christman
- July 7, 2010: New photo from Jodi Christman
- Jodi Christman - masterofchaos [at] outlook [dot] com