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NS - Susquehanna River Bridge (Selinsgrove)

Photos 

HAER PA,55-SELI,2-3

View this photo at lcweb2.loc.gov

BH Photo #190975

Map 

Street View 

Description 

Significance: The bridge is significant for its surviving lightweight wrought-iron Pratt trusses of two different designs. Over the west channel, 12 spans have unusual subdivided end panels. SOURCE: HAER http://loc.gov/pictures/item/pa3766/

Facts 

Overview
12-span Through truss bridge over North Branch Susquehanna River on Norfolk Southern Railroad (former Pennsylvania RR)
Location
Selinsgrove, Snyder County, Pennsylvania, and Northumberland County, Pennsylvania
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1888-1892 to replace 1871 wooden bridge, opened 1890, altered 1901, 1925, 1930 rebuilt 1947 with truss reinforcements; one pier rebuilt after flood damage in 1972
Builder
- William H. Brown (Chief Engineer)
Railroads
- Norfolk Southern Railway (NS)
- Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
Design
Through truss
Dimensions
Total length: 2,116.0 ft. (0.4 mi.)
Also called
PRR - Susquehanna River Bridge (Selinsgrove)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.80162, -76.84879   (decimal degrees)
40°48'06" N, 76°50'56" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/344045/4518380 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Sunbury
Elevation
450 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 47203 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 9, 2014: New Street View added by Ralph Demars
  • April 11, 2011: Updated by Alexander D. Mitchell IV: Corrected description copied from HAER
  • December 27, 2010: Updated by Jodi Christman: Added description and build dates
  • December 2, 2010: Added by Alexander D. Mitchell IV

Sources 

  • Alexander D. Mitchell IV
  • Jodi Christman - masterofchaos [at] outlook [dot] com
  • HAER PA-554 - Pennsylvania Railroad, Selinsgrove Bridge, Spanning Susquehanna River, south of Cherry Island, Selinsgrove, Snyder County, PA

Comments 

Selinsgrove Susquehanna River Railroad Bridge
Posted April 11, 2011, by Alexander D. Mitchell IV

Please note that Photos, 1, 2, 4, and 5 as currently listed/posted show the adjacent four-span bridge linking the island with the eastern shore, not the 12-span across the main channel between the island and the western shore.