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Penn Street Crossover

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Zig-Zag Style

This narrow bridge was built as a replacement to an older wooden bridge that was in danger of collapsing.

Bing Maps, 2009

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Description 

A strange zigzagging stair-case pedestrian bridge that crosses the Western Maryland & York Rails between the north and south parts of N. Penn Street.

Facts 

Overview
Bridge over Western Maryland Railroad for Pedistrians
Location
York, York County, Pennsylvania
Status
Open to pedestrians
History
Built in the late 1980's to replace an older wooden crossing
Railroads
- Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (G&W)
- York Railway (YKR)
Design
A zigzagging stair case bridge with narrow walk-way across the railroad below.
Dimensions
Total length: 250.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.0 ft.
Also called
Western Maryland Railroad Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.96243, -76.73845   (decimal degrees)
39°57'45" N, 76°44'18" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/351521/4425034 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
York
Inventory number
BH 46480 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 16, 2017: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • February 3, 2011: Updated by Daniel Hopkins: Updated description and added year built
  • October 12, 2010: Added by Daniel Hopkins

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