Philadelphia & Reading Rail Road

1833-1896
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Forced to reorganize after the Panic of 1893 under suspicion of being a monopoly as well as Archibald A. McLeod's failure to turn the P&R into a major trunk line.

C&F - Jordan Creek Iron Bridge (1889) (Lehigh County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1889; Replaced 1917
Lost Bridge over Jordan Creek on Catasauqua & Fogelsville Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

CSX - Rock Brook Stone Arch (Somerset County, New Jersey)
Built 1876; Widened 1912
Stone arch bridge over Rock Brook on CSX Railroad
Open to traffic

High Bridge Covered Bridge (Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania)
Built around 1854 by the Dauphin & Susquehanna Railroad; Dismantled in 1949
Lost Deck truss bridge over Mill Creek on Schuylkill & Susquehanna Railroad
No longer exists

M&BM - Mahanoy Creek Bridge (Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania)
Abandoned bridge over Mahanoy Creek on former railroad
Derelict/abandoned

NS - Circle Road Overpass (Berks County, Pennsylvania)
Arch bridge on NS
Open to traffic

NS - East Neversink Road Arch (Berks County, Pennsylvania)
Built ?; Extended with concrete 1923
Stone arch over East Neversink road on Norfolk Southern
Open to traffic

NS - Gibralter Road Overpass (Berks County, Pennsylvania)
Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Gibralter Road on Reading Railroad (NS)
Open to traffic

NS - Mill Creek Bridge (Montgomery County, Pennsylvania)
Rebuilt in 1917
Stone arch bridge over Mill Creek and Mill Creek Road on NS RR
Open to traffic

Philadelphia & Reading - Milton Bridge (1st) (Union County, Pennsylvania)
Lost Whipple through truss bridge over Susquehanna River on Philadelphia & Reading RR
No longer exists

Philadelphia & Reading - Milton Bridge (2nd) (Union County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1890; Replaced 1915
Lost Bridge over Susquehanna River on Philadelphia & Reading Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

Port Trevorton Railroad Bridge (Snyder County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1853-55 to connect coal mines on east side of river with Pennsylvania Canal on west side; abandoned August 1870 and later demolished
Lost Long through truss bridge over Susquehanna River on Trevorton, Mahanoy & Susquehanna Railroad
Removed

RDG - Sunbury Bridge (Old) (Northumberland County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1883 by Phila. & Reading subsidiary Shamokin, Sunbury & Lewisburg; Replaced by plate girder bridge ca. 1917.
Lost Whipple through truss bridge over Susquehanna River on Reading Railroad
Superstructure replaced

Reading - Sacony Creek Covered Bridge (Berks County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1874; Replaced 1909
Lost Through truss bridge over Sacony Creek on Philadelphia & Reading Railroad
Removed but not replaced

Scarlets Mill Bridge (Berks County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1881; moved here between 1907 and 1935.
Bowstring pony truss bridge on the Horse-Shoe Trail in Scarlets Mill.
Open to pedestrians only

Tank Farm Road Bridge (Lehigh County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1881; Removed 1994; Held in storage and to be used on trail
Foreman pony truss bridge formerly over Reading Railroad on Tank Farm Road
Removed, not replaced, in storage