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Bainbridge Street Bridge (Old)

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Video 

https://youtu.be/mL7mc7-Urd8?t=24s

Bainbridge Street Bridge

Short clip of entering bridge eastbound and then crossing westbound

YouTube user BorisDigital

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Description 

Replaced earlier 1907 bridge. Bridge sported extension girders on north side to support tracks of Sunbury & Selinsgrove Electric Ry. 1928-1934; girders remained until demolition. Toll bridge 1928-1957. 1928 cost $414,000. Concrete piers added between stone piers of original 1907 span. Traffic estimated at 11,000 daily 1957, and 15-18,000 during Northumberland bridge reconstruction & detour in 1976. Tolls abolished 1957. Closed with opening of new bridge to south Nov. 24, 1986.

Image at http://donsdepot.donrossgroup.net/s&s114.jpg

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pony/through plate girder bridge over Susquehanna River on Bainbridge Street (and Sunbury & Selinsgrove Electric Ry. 1928-1934)
Location
Sunbury, Snyder County, Pennsylvania, and Northumberland County, Pennsylvania
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Built 1928, demolished 1986-87
Builders
- George W. Rockwell
- Sunbury Bridge Co.
Railroads
- Interurban
- Sunbury & Selinsgrove Electric Railway (S&SER)
Design
Pony plate girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 84.5 ft.
Total length: 2,366.0 ft. (0.4 mi.)
Also called
Sunbury Toll Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.85480, -76.80613   (decimal degrees)
40°51'17" N, 76°48'22" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/347765/4524208 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Sunbury
Inventory number
BH 51039 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 11, 2015: New video from Alexander D. Mitchell IV
  • March 9, 2014: Updated by Luke Harden: Added categories "Sunbury & Selinsgrove Electric Railway", "Interurban", "Susquehanna River"
  • January 7, 2013: Updated by Alexander D. Mitchell IV: corrected date
  • January 23, 2012: Added by Alexander D. Mitchell IV

Sources 

  • Alexander D. Mitchell IV