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NS - Penns Creek Bridge

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Description 

One span of this bridge, at eastern end, constructed as a through pony girder instead of deck girder to allow for clearance on the then-still-intact Pennsylvania Canal, which was not abandoned until 1900.

Facts 

Overview
Deck and through girder bridge over Penns Creek and former Pennsylvania Canal on Norfolk Southern Railroad (former Pennsylvania Railroad)
Location
Selinsgrove, Snyder County, Pennsylvania
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1890-91 to replace earlier wooden Howe truss spans
Railroads
- Conrail (CR)
- Norfolk Southern Railway (NS)
- Penn Central Railroad (PC)
- Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
Design
Deck girder over Penns Creek with one through pony girder span over former Pennsylvania Canal bed
Dimensions
Total length: 441.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.80264, -76.85761   (decimal degrees)
40°48'10" N, 76°51'27" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/343303/4518509 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Sunbury
Inventory number
BH 57564 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 8, 2020: Updated by Alexander D. Mitchell IV: Corrected construction date
  • July 16, 2016: New Street View added by Alexander D. Mitchell IV
  • August 13, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added categories "Norfolk Southern Railway", "Pennsylvania Railroad", "Penn Central Railroad", "Conrail", "Railroad"
  • August 13, 2013: Added by Alexander D. Mitchell IV

Sources 

  • Alexander D. Mitchell IV