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

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

East Main Street Bridge (Lebanon County, Pennsylvania)
Lost Pony truss bridge over Reading RR on East Main Street
Replaced by a new bridge

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 - Askew Bridge (Berks County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1857
Stone arch bridge over 6th Street on Philadelphia & Reading Railroad
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 - Schuylkill River Bridge (Norristown) (Montgomery County, Pennsylvania)
Deck plate girder bridge over Schuylkill River on NS RR
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

Pine Grove Railroad Bridge 38-54-56x (Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania)
Built in 1852; Damaged by fire in 1939; Removed in 1942
Lost Burr arch-truss bridge over Swatara Creek on Schuylkill and Susquehanna Branch of the Philadelphia and Reading Railroad
Removed but not replaced

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 - Columbia Bridge (1886) (Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1886
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Schuylkill River on Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

Reading - Little Catawissa Creek Arch Bridge (Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1927
Abandoned closed-spandrel arch bridge over Little Catawissa Creek on Reading Railroad
Abandoned

Reading - Ringtown Viaduct (1835) (Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1835-1838; Replaced 1898
Lost Bridge over Little Catawissa Creek; Trexler Run on Catawissa Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

Reading - Ringtown Viaduct (1898) (Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1898; Replaced 1927
Lost Bridge over Little Catawissa Creek; Trexler Run on Catawissa Branch of the Reading Railroad
Filled in

Reading - Sacony Creek Covered Bridge 38-06-52x (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 Pratt deck truss bridge over Susquehanna River on Philadelphia & Reading RR (later Reading RR)
Replaced by a new bridge

SEPTA - Sedgwick Street Overpass (Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1909
Pony/through plate girder bridge over E Sedgwick Street on Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority
Open to traffic

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

SEPTA - Wissahickon Creek Viaduct (Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1881-1882; Altered 1930
Bridge over Wissahickon Creek, Lincoln Drive, and Wissahickon Bike Trail on SEPTA and Norfolk Southern
Open to traffic