Philadelphia & Reading Railway

1896-1923
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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

CNJ/Reading - Middle Brook Bridge (Somerset County, New Jersey)
Lost Whipple through truss bridge over Middle Brook on Central Railroad of New Jersey/Philadelphia & Reading Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

Columbia Bridge (2nd) (Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1832
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Schuylkill River on Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

CSX - Belfield Avenue Overpass (Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1910
Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Belfield Avenue on Railroad
Open to traffic

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

ESPN - Venice Island Branch Bridge (Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1889
Deck truss bridge over Schuylkill River on ESPN Venice Island Branch
Open to traffic

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

NS - Harrisburg Susquehanna River Bridge (Dauphin County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1924, later lengthened with additional spans
Bridge over Susquehanna River on Norfolk Southern Railway
Open to traffic

NS - Jordan Creek Bridge (Lehigh County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1917
Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Iron Bridge Road & Jordan Creek on Norfolk Southern Railway
Open to traffic

NS - Leesport Avenue Overpass (Berks County, Pennsylvania)
Bridge over Leesport Avenue on NS RR
Open to traffic

NS - Milton Bridge (Union County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1915/1916
Bridge over Susquehanna River on Union County Industrial Railroad
Open to traffic

NS - Willow Creek Arch Bridge (Berks County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1916
Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Willow Creek on NS RR


Pencoyd Bridge (Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1900
Through truss bridge over Schuylkill River on Trail - formerly Pencoyd Iron Works
Open to pedestrians and Royal Athena residents only

PRR - Phoenixville Bridge (Old) (Chester County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1884; Replaced 1915
Lost Pratt deck truss bridge over Schuylkill River on Pennsylvania Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

RBMN - Washington Road Overpass (Berks County, Pennsylvania)
Bridge over Washington Road and creek on RBMN
Open to traffic

RDG - Bingen Road Stone Arch (Northampton County, Pennsylvania)
Lost Stone arch bridge over Bingen Road on Reading Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

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

RDG - West Branch Susquehanna River Bridge (Lycoming County, Pennsylvania)
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over West Branch Susquehanna River on Reading RR
Replaced by a new bridge

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

Reading - Susquehanna River Bridge (Dauphin County, Pennsylvania)
Lost Deck truss bridge over Susquehanna River on Philadelphia & Reading RR (later Reading RR)
Replaced by a new bridge

SEPTA - West Trenton Railroad Bridge (Mercer County, New Jersey)
Built 1912, second bridge at this crossing
Concrete arch bridge over Delaware River on SEPTA/CSX Railroad
Open