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Penns Creek Selinsgrove Bridge

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Penns Creek Selinsgrove Bridge

1920s postcard view

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BH Photo #358743

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Description 

Replaced 1943 by http://bridgehunter.com/pa/snyder/penns-creek-522/; built on east-west site marked on map; second location was upstream from old site and downstream from present bridge. Abutments remain at second location. South span collapsed in 1943 after being struck by bulldozer on trailer, necessitating replacement.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Through truss bridge over Penns Creek on Susquehanna Trail (later US 11/15)
Location
Snyder County, Pennsylvania
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1905 for $65,000; moved about 1/4 mile north 1928; replaced 1941
Builder
- Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Design
Through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.80940, -76.85514   (decimal degrees)
40°48'34" N, 76°51'18" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/343527/4519255 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Sunbury
Inventory number
BH 72834 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 5, 2020: Updated by Alexander D. Mitchell IV: added photo and more history
  • December 26, 2018: New photo from Alexander D. Mitchell IV
  • July 18, 2016: Added by Alexander D. Mitchell IV

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Sources 

  • Alexander D. Mitchell IV