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Heritage Rail Trail - Pleasant Valley Road Overpass


Bridge 182+42, Northern Central Railway, Shrewsbury Twp., PA, Near Town Of Railroad

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The stone arch was built in 1871 by the Northern Central Railway when the line was double tracked. It has been NR-listed as a historically significant example of its type/design by the Railroad Resources of York County Multiple Property Documentation (NR-listed 5/4/95).


Closed-spandrel brick-and-limestone arch bridge over Pleasant Valley Road (SR 616) on Heritage Rail Trail
York County, Pennsylvania
Open to bicyclists, horseback, and pedestrians on trail side. The rail is now home to the Steam into History Excursions on the weekends from April to October.
Built in 1871 by Northern Central Railway, later Pennsylvania Railroad; abandoned to rail service 1972, acquired by county for rail and rail trail
- Northern Central Railway (NCRY)
- Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
- Rail-to-trail
Stone, closed-spandrel arch
Length of largest span: 27.9 ft.
Total length: 32.2 ft.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on May 4, 1995
Also called
Northern Central Railway Bridge
Bridge 634
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.77757, -76.72351   (decimal degrees)
39°46'39" N, 76°43'25" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/352401/4404490 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Glen Rock
Inventory numbers
PA 66 0616 0020 0000 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
BH 50846 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 13, 2014: Updated by Daniel Hopkins: Added the Steam into History status
  • March 9, 2014: Photo imported by Dave King
  • August 19, 2013: Updated by Alexander D. Mitchell IV: Added category "HAER documented"
  • January 6, 2012: Updated by Jodi Christman: Added build date, description and RR


  • Jodi Christman - masterofchaos [at] outlook [dot] com
  • Alexander D. Mitchell IV
  • Luke
  • Daniel Hopkins - chimera [at] clovermail [dot] net