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Valley Road Bridge

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From the northwest

Photo taken by James Gonzalski in April 2008

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Overview
Wrought iron pony truss bridge over Valley Road on the Stewartstown Railroad
Location
York County, Pennsylvania
Status
Intact, but out of service since 2004
History
Built 1870; relocated here in 1885
Builders
- Jacob H. Linville (Engineer)
- Keystone Bridge Co. of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Fabricator)
Design
Wrought iron pony truss, reinforced with a steel deck plate girder
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on May 4, 1995
Also called
Stewartstown RR Iron Bridge
SR - Valley Road Overpass
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.75525, -76.60936   (decimal degrees)
39°45'19" N, 76°36'34" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/362132/4401831 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Stewartstown
Inventory numbers
NRHP 95000552 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 42370 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 8, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Stewartstown Railroad"
  • June 2, 2013: Updated by Alexander D. Mitchell IV: Photos and alternate name added
  • February 7, 2010: New photos from James Gonzalski
  • April 19, 2009: Added by James Baughn

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Valley Road Bridge
Posted March 18, 2014, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

thank you for the information.that is great to hear.keep in touch.thanks.

Valley Road Bridge
Posted February 22, 2014, by phillip (psilovetrains [at] aol [dot] com)

the estate problem has been resolved the bridge is no longer in danger and should see trains again before the end of the year

Valley Road Bridge
Posted February 22, 2014, by phillip

the estate problem has been resolved the bridge is no longer in danger and should see trains again before the end of the year

Valley Road Bridge
Posted February 1, 2014, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

does anyone know the current status of this r.r.bridge?please let me know.thanks.

Valley Road Bridge
Posted November 9, 2010, by Alexander D. Mitchell IV (lner4472 [at] verizon [dot] net)

The iron truss of this bridge is little more than non-functional decoration surrounding a plate girder in modern times.

The railroad has been threatened with foreclosure, with an adverse petition for abandonment filed by holders of an estate lien against the railroad property and corporation. The bridge should be considered in jeopardy and in need of a preservation campaign.