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DH - Starrucca Creek Bridge

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Photo taken by Russ Nelson

License: Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike (CC BY-SA)

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Description 

1904 lattice through truss over Starrucca Creek. A parallel plate girder bridge was added in 1929. It appears that the truss was abandoned prior to the abandonment of the line itself.

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned quadrangular lattice through truss bridge over Starrucca Creek on Delaware & Hudson RR
Location
Lanesboro, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania
Status
Derelict/abandoned
History
Lattice truss built 1904, girder bridge added 1929
Railroad
- Delaware & Hudson Railway (DH)
Design
Quadrangular lattice through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.96544, -75.58058   (decimal degrees)
41°57'56" N, 75°34'50" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/451891/4646102 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Susquehanna
Inventory number
BH 65508 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 13, 2020: New photo from Patrick Gurwell
  • July 8, 2020: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • March 19, 2018: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • May 29, 2016: New photo from Luke
  • January 15, 2015: Added by Ian Martin

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Comments 

DH - Starrucca Creek Bridge
Posted July 14, 2020, by George A Oakley (Georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

John,girder bridges do have much more thicker steel on them.I've noticed that by looking at abandoned girder bridges here in Reading where I live.Also I know the area where this bridge is because I used to spend my weekends in Oakland and Susquehanna Pa at a good friends residence.

DH - Starrucca Creek Bridge
Posted July 14, 2020, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I'm guessing the girder span had quite a bit more scrap steel in it as well

DH - Starrucca Creek Bridge
Posted July 14, 2020, by George A Oakley (Georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

John,i noticed that and i'm thinking scrappers got to that span due to the location of it.Probably didn't want the truss bridge due to it's size.

DH - Starrucca Creek Bridge
Posted July 14, 2020, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Looks like the through girder span was removed from this bridge.