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PRR - Susquehanna River Bridge (Selinsgrove, Second)

Photo 

1885 View from east end

Eastern 4 spans of bridge visible from Selinsgrove Junction in 1885. (Surviving section from destruction of first bridge, with rebuilt 2nd bridge sections not visible in this photo.)

Photo uploaded by Ben Williams

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BH Photo #460892

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Bridge over Susquehanna River on Pennsylvania RR
Location
Selinsgrove, Snyder County, Pennsylvania, and Northumberland County, Pennsylvania
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built spring 1877 by PRR to replace burned spans of 1871 bridge; opened July 24, 1877; four eastern spans replaced with steel trusses 1888; eight western spans replaced with steel trusses 1889.
Design
Howe wooden truss bridge, believed to have been not covered.
Retained original 4 eastern spans of 1871 wood truss bridge.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.80154, -76.84939   (decimal degrees)
40°48'06" N, 76°50'58" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/343994/4518372 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Sunbury
Inventory number
BH 71610 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 18, 2019: Updated by Ben Williams: Updated history and design for accuracy, added photo.
  • March 30, 2016: Added by Alexander D. Mitchell IV

Sources 

  • Alexander D. Mitchell IV
  • Ben Williams