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NS Susquehanna River Island Bridge (Selinsgrove)

Photos 

Selinsgrove Susquehanna River Railroad Island Bridge

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #197098

Map 

Description 

Replaced 1871 wooden bridge

Facts 

Overview
Four-span through truss bridge over Susquehanna River on Norfolk Southern Railroad (former Pennsylvania RR)
Location
Snyder County, Pennsylvania, and Northumberland County, Pennsylvania
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1892, rebuilt with strengthened trusses ca. 1947
Builder
- Pencoyd Bridge & Construction Co. of Pencoyd, Pennsylvania
Railroads
- Norfolk Southern Railway (NS)
- Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
Design
Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Total length: 711.0 ft.
Also called
NS Susquehanna River Island Bridge
PRR Susquehanna River Island Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.80120, -76.84074   (decimal degrees)
40°48'04" N, 76°50'27" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/344722/4518318 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Sunbury
Elevation
450 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 47204 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 13, 2020: New photos from Patrick Gurwell
  • November 19, 2014: Updated by Alexander D. Mitchell IV: corrected typo in name
  • April 11, 2011: Updated by Alexander D. Mitchell IV: Edited and added photos from HAER
  • December 2, 2010: Added by Alexander D. Mitchell IV

Sources 

  • Alexander D. Mitchell IV
  • HAER PA-554 - Pennsylvania Railroad, Selinsgrove Bridge, Spanning Susquehanna River, south of Cherry Island, Selinsgrove, Snyder County, PA
  • Patrick Gurwell - pgurwell [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

Selinsgrove Susquehanna River Railroad Island Bridge
Posted April 11, 2011, by Barry L. Lauver (bllauver [at] toad [dot] net)

One minor quibble. The railroad bridges cross the main stem of the Susquehanna River into Selinsgrove. The river divides into the (larger) North Branch and the West Branch several miles to the north at Northumberland Borough.