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D&H Gravity Railroad Stone Arch Bridge

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D&H Gravity Railroad Stone Arch Bridge

Photo taken by Rich Kugel in December 2007

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

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Description 

This stone arch bridge carried the loaded (eastbound) track of the gravity railroad until the abandonment of both canal and gravity in early 1899. At that time the section of loaded track between Waymart and Honesdale, including this bridge, was converted to standard gauge steam operation. The line was abandoned for the last time in 1931.

Facts 

Overview
Stone arch bridge over Little Keen Pond on D&H Gravity Railroad
Location
Keens Pond, Wayne County, Pennsylvania
Status
Intact but closed to all traffic
History
Built 1829; Abandoned 1931
Railroads
- Delaware & Hudson Gravity Railroad
- Delaware & Hudson Railroad
Design
Stone arch
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.59224, -75.37450   (decimal degrees)
41°35'32" N, 75°22'28" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/468787/4604572 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Honesdale
Inventory number
BH 71351 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 22, 2020: Updated by Chester Gehman: Clarified 1931 abandonment date.
  • September 21, 2020: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • March 15, 2016: Added by J.P.

Sources 

  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Geoff Hubbs
  • Chester Gehman - gehmanc2000 [at] yahoo [dot] com