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CSX - Amtrak NEC Overpass

Photos 

B & O Railroad Bridge. Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., Pa. Sec. 1101, Mp 3.11

Photo taken for the Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #309258

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Amtrak on CSX Railroad
Location
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
Status
Open to traffic
Railroads
- Amtrak (AMTK)
- Baltimore & Ohio Railroad (BO)
- CSX Railroad (CSX)
- Northeast Corridor (NEC)
Design
Skewed Warren through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.93189, -75.22135   (decimal degrees)
39°55'55" N, 75°13'17" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/481086/4420221 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Philadelphia
Inventory number
BH 64303 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 30, 2019: Updated by Geoff Hubbs: Revised to eliminate duplicate posting
  • January 24, 2019: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • December 23, 2018: New Street View added by Alexander D. Mitchell IV
  • November 28, 2014: Added by Dave King

Sources 

  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • HAER PA-71 - Northeast Railroad Corridor, Amtrak route between Delaware-Pennsylvania & Pennsylvania-New Jersey state lines, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, PA
  • Alexander D. Mitchell IV
  • Dana and Kay Klein
  • Geoff Hubbs
  • RailPictures.net

Comments 

CSX - Northeast Corridor Overpass
Posted December 25, 2018, by George Oakley (Georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I forgot to ask,when was this bridge built?

B&O - Amtrak Overpass
Posted December 25, 2018, by George Oakley (Georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Dana and Kay,you're very welcome.As I said in the article i posted stupid moves like what these people did can kill you.I look forward to finding bridges where I live in southeastern Pa being that I'm familiar with the Philadelphia area and know of many bridges which aren't on this site.I promise no newer concrete eyesores will be posted by me.I like historic bridges,not pre-cast pieces of crap.

CSX - Northeast Corridor Overpass
Posted December 24, 2018, by Dana and Kay Klein

Like that 58th street view , add to BO

B&O - Amtrak Overpass
Posted December 24, 2018, by Dana and Kay Klein

George Good eye!

CSX - Northeast Corridor Overpass
Posted December 24, 2018, by George Oakley (Georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Alexander,this bridge is also posted under the B & O-Amtrak Overpass entry because I mentioned how people were crossing over empty flatbed rail cars on 58th street.I thought it looked familiar.Actually both of these entries can be combined if you think about it.

B&O - Amtrak Overpass
Posted December 9, 2018, by George Oakley (Georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Just wanted to mention that I saw this bridge after watching an article that was broadcast on channel 6 news out of Philadelphia.The article was on the 58th and Wyomissing avenue crossing.That's how I saw this bridge when I was on street view and I expanded the view on the map.Anyway,a CXS train was stopped at the crossing I mentioned.Don't know why it was stopped but it's what happened while the train was stopped that really irritated me.They showed on video that was shot from someone's phone people climbing over the cars carrying trailers,not containers to get from one side to the other.I've done that but only when the cars are parked.Now,what really got me mad was seeing a mother handing her baby with her stroller over the cars of the train.It is illegal but not worth a life to be lost due to an irresponsible mom,right?By the way,CXS was informed of this.