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Delair Bridge

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Overview
Polygonal Warren through truss with all verticals bridge over Delaware River on Norfolk Southern RR/CSX RR (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)
USGS topographic 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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