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CRCX - Delair Bridge

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Photo taken by Douglas Butler

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Overview
Polygonal Warren through truss with all verticals bridge over Delaware River on Conrail Shared Assets Operations (formerly Pennsylvania RR)
Location
Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, and Camden County, New Jersey
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1896 as a swing bridge, lift span added in 1960; was the first bridge from Philadelphia to New Jersey
Design
Polygonal Warren through truss with all verticals
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 542.0 ft.
Total length: 4,396.0 ft. (0.8 mi.)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.98225, -75.06878   (decimal degrees)
39°58'56" N, 75°04'08" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/494127/4425789 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Camden
Inventory number
BH 52338 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 12, 2014: Updated by Luke Harden: Added categories "Conrail Shared Assets Operations", "Commuter Rail"
  • August 15, 2013: New photos from Douglas Butler
  • May 3, 2012: Added by Frank Hicks

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Delair Bridge
Posted August 15, 2013, by Douglas Butler

A drawing of a Delair lift bridge with a swing span bridge.

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