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Heritage Rail Trail - Pleasant Valley Road Overpass

Photos 

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

Photo posted to Wikipedia by user Purple pirouette

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BH Photo #278543

Map 

Street View 

Description 

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).

Facts 

Overview
Closed-spandrel brick-and-limestone arch bridge over Pleasant Valley Road (SR 616) on Heritage Rail Trail
Location
York County, Pennsylvania
Status
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.
History
Built in 1871 by Northern Central Railway, later Pennsylvania Railroad; abandoned to rail service 1972, acquired by county for rail and rail trail
Railroads
- Northern Central Railway (NCRY)
- Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
- Rail-to-trail
Design
Stone, closed-spandrel arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 27.9 ft.
Total length: 32.2 ft.
Recognition
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 

  • October 4, 2018: New photos from Alexander D. Mitchell IV
  • 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

Sources 

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