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Reading Railroad

Reporting mark: RDG
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Officially called "Reading Co." or "Reading Lines". The most commonly used named is Reading Railroad.

63rd Street Bridge (Dauphin County, Pennsylvania)
Lost Pony truss bridge over Conrail on 63rd Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Amtrak/CSX Overpass (Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1867
Closed-spandrel arch bridge over CSX RR on Amtrak
Open to traffic

Bridge Street Bridge (Somerset County, New Jersey)
Built 1918
Through truss bridge over Trenton Line (CSX) on Bridge Street in Manville
Open to traffic

Camp Meeting Avenue Bridge (Somerset County, New Jersey)
Built 1889; rehabilitated 1950
Pony truss bridge over Trenton Line (Conrail) on Camp Meeting Avenue
Open to traffic

Chester Valley Trail - Contention Lane Bridge (Chester County, Pennsylvania)
Built ca. 1965
Wooden bridge over Chester Valley Trail on Contention Lane in Chesterbrook
Open to traffic

Columbia Bridge (Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1920; originally four track bridge, now two tracks. Fourth bridge on site.
Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Schuylkill River, Kelly Drive, and West River/Martin Luther King Jr. Drive on CSX Transportation (former Reading RR,)
Open to traffic

Conrail - Phoenixville Bridge (Montgomery County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1915
Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Schuylkill River on Former PRR Schuylkill Division
Abandoned

Conrail/RBMN Overpass (Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania)
Warren through truss bridge over Reading, Blue Mountain & Northern Railroad on Schuylkill River Trail
Open to pedestrians only

CR - Port Reading Branch - Raritan River Bridge (Somerset County, New Jersey)
new rail connection at Bound Brook made bridge obsolete
Parker through truss bridge over Raritan River on Reading RR Port Reading Branch
Derelict/abandoned

CR - Trenton Branch - Raritan River Bridge (Somerset County, New Jersey)
line abandoned in mid 1980s
Parker through truss bridge over Raritan River on Reading RR Trenton Line
Abandoned

CRCX - Chester Creek Bridge (Delaware County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1908
Through truss bridge over Chester Creek on Conrail Shared Assets Operations on Edgemont Avenue
Open to traffic

CRCX - Division Street Overpass (Union County, New Jersey)
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Division Street on Norfolk Southern Railroad


CRCX - Garden State Parkway Overpass (NB) (Middlesex County, New Jersey)
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Garden State Parkway (NJ 444) Northbound on Conrail Shared Assets Operations
Open to traffic

CRCX - Garden State Parkway Overpass (SB) (Middlesex County, New Jersey)
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Garden State Parkway Southbound on Conrail Shared Assets Operations
Open to traffic

CRCX - Reid Street Overpass (Union County, New Jersey)
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Reid Street on Norfolk Southern Railroad


CRCX - Woodbridge Creek Bridge (Middlesex County, New Jersey)
Steel stringer bridge over Woodbridge Creek on Railroad
Open to traffic

CRCX/LV Overpass (Middlesex County, New Jersey)
Pratt through truss bridge over Middlesex Greenway (former Lehigh Valley RR) on Conrail Shared Assets (former Reading RR)
Open to traffic

CRR - Farmington Avenue Overpass (Berks County, Pennsylvania)
Deck plate girder bridge over Farmington Avenue on Colebrookdale Railroad
Open to traffic

CRR - Grist Mill Road Trestle (Berks County, Pennsylvania)
Timber stringer bridge over Grist Mill Road on Colebrookdale Railroad
Open to traffic

CRR - Ironstone Creek Bridge (Berks County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1906 in Port Clinton, PA; Relocated here ?
Pratt through truss bridge over Ironstone Creek on Colebrookdale Railroad
Open to traffic

CRR - Manatawny Creek Bridge (Berks County, Pennsylvania)
Deck plate girder bridge over Manatawny Creek on Colebrookdale Railroad
Open to traffic

CRR - Mill Road Trestle (Berks County, Pennsylvania)
Timber stringer bridge over Mill Road on Colebrookdale Railroad
Open to traffic

CSX - Baldwins Creek Bridge (Mercer County, New Jersey)
Bridge over Baldwins Creek on CSX Railroad


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

CSX - Fountain Green Drive Bridge (Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania)
Stone arch bridge over Fountain Green Drive on CSX Railroad
Open to traffic

CSX - Glenmoore Railroad Bridge (Mercer County, New Jersey)
Built 1915;
Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Stony Brook on CSX 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

CSX - Schuylkill River Viaduct (Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1853-56; Altered 1935
Stone arch bridge over Schuylkill River on CSX Railroad


CSX - Schuylkill River Viaduct - South Leg (Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania)
Deck plate girder bridge and stone arch over Schuylkill River on CSX Railroad
Open to traffic

Cuckels Brook Bridge - former Reading Railroad (Somerset County, New Jersey)
new rail connection at Bound Brook made bridge obsolete
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Cuckels Brook on Reading RR Port Reading Branch
Closed to all traffic

Cumberland Street Bridge (Lebanon County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1942; rehabilitated 2003
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Norfolk Southern R.R. on Cumberland Street / US 422
Open to traffic

Delaware & Raritan Canal Bridge (Somerset County, New Jersey)
Deck plate girder bridge over Delaware & Raritan Canal on Walkway
Open to pedestrians only

Enola Low Grade Trail/NS Overpass (Lancaster County, Pennsylvania)
Built in 1905 for the PRR for the Atglen & Susquehanna Branch
Abandoned bridge over Norfolk Southern Railway on Enola Low Grade Trail
Abandoned, used by pedestrians and 4-wheel drive vehicles

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

Farm Road Queenpost Overpass (Berks County, Pennsylvania)
Abandoned queenpost pony truss bridge over former Reading Railroad right of way on abandoned farm road
Derelict/abandoned

Fox Street Bridge (Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1911
Concrete arch bridge over CSX Transportation on Fox Street in Philadelphia
Open to traffic

Girard Avenue Bridge (Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1925
Stringer bridge over CSX Belmont Branch on Girard Avenue
Open to traffic

Guyencourt Road Bridge (New Castle County, Delaware)
Built 1918; rehabilitated 1982
Wooden bridge over East Penn RR (former Reading Railroad) on Guyencourt Road
Open to traffic

Hamilton Road Bridge (Somerset County, New Jersey)
Through girder bridge carrying Hamilton Road over CSX Trenton Sub
Open to traffic

Heister's Lane Overpass (Berks County, Pennsylvania)
Bridge over Heister's Lane on former Reading RR
Open to traffic

High Street Bridge (Northampton County, Pennsylvania)
Built ca. 1910
Wooden bridge over abandoned Conrail track on High Street in Bethlehem
Replaced by a new bridge

J. Manley Robbins Trail - Mahoning Creek Covered Bridge (Montour County, Pennsylvania)
Deck plate girder bridge over Mahoning Creek on J. Manley Robbins Bike Trail
Open to pedestrians only

John Bartram Trail/RBMN Overpass (West Hamburg) (Berks County, Pennsylvania)
Warren through truss bridge over Reading Blue Mountain & Northern Railroad on John Bartram Trail/Schuylkill River Trail
Open to pedestrians only

Johnson Trolley Line - Shabakunk Creek (Mercer County, New Jersey)
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Shabakunk Creek on Johnson Trolley Line Trail
Open to pedestrians only

Kelly Drive Bridge - CSX Richmond Branch (Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1885
Stone arch bridge over Kelly Drive (East River) on CSX Richmond Branch
Open to traffic

Kelly Drive Bridge - CSX Trenton Sub (Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania)
Built ca. 1920
Concrete arch bridge over Kelly Drive (East River) on CSX Trenton Subonrail
Open to traffic

Kelly Drive Bridge - SEPTA Norristown Line (Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania)
Built ca. 1890
Stone arch bridge over Kelly Drive (East River) on SEPTA Norristown Branch)
Open to traffic

Landis Ridge Tunnel (Bucks County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1853-1857; Alterations 1911
Tunnel under Landis Ridge on Railroad
Open to traffic

Lebanon Valley Rail Trail - Cornwall Tunnel (Lebanon County, Pennsylvania)
Built in 1860 CA for Cornwall-Lebanon Railroad; Rehabbed in 2010
Bridge over Burd Coleman Road on Former C&L; Currently Lebanon Valley Rail Trail
Open to traffic

Lebanon Valley Rail Trail - Overpass (Lebanon County, Pennsylvania)
Built ca 1880
Quadruple intersection Warren truss bridge over uneven grade on Former C&L; Currently Lebanon Valley Rail Trail
Open to pedestrians only

Lebanon Valley Rail Trail - Snitz Creek Bridge (Lebanon County, Pennsylvania)
Built in 1860 CA
Brick arch bridge over Snitz Creek on Former C&L; Currently Lebanon Valley Rail Trail
Open to traffic

Lebanon Valley Rail Trail - Swatara Creek Bridge (Lebanon County, Pennsylvania)
Pratt through truss bridge over Swatara Creek on Lebanon Valley Rail Trail
Being converted to trail use.

Lock Ridge Furnace Park Footbridge (Lehigh County, Pennsylvania)
Abandoned 1957; Converted to pedestrian use circa 1975
Stone-and-brick arch over Swabia Creek on a pedestrian path in Lock Ridge Furnace Park
Open to pedestrians only

Lynn Avenue Bridge (Northampton County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1928
Through truss bridge over Conrail yard on Lynn Avenue in Bethlehem
Closed July 2015; Replaced by a new bridge

Main Street Bridge (Bucks County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1927; closed for rehab or replacement Aug. 2019
Pony truss bridge over SEPTA Bethlehem Branch on Main Street in Sellersville
Intact but closed to all traffic

Manayunk Philadelphia & Reading Railroad Bridge (Washington, District of Columbia)
Built 1845 1/2 Mile East of Flat Rock Tunnel. In service until 1901.
Howe pony truss bridge over Nothing (Exhibit) on Nothing (Exhibit)
One truss line on display as museum exhibit.

Matsonford Bridge (Montgomery County, Pennsylvania)
built 1918; 1987 rebuild appears to have kept nothing
1918 Stringer bridge over SCHUYKILL RIVER & PRR,RDG RRs on FAYETTE STREET
Open to traffic

McAvoy Lane Overpass (Chester County, Pennsylvania)
Appears to have been built to give acess to McAvoy Brick Co from Rt. 23
Bridge over Norfolk Southern (Former Reading Railroad) on McAvoy Lane leading to McAvoy Brick Co
Limited to work-crew traffic, its illegal to cross it otherwise

Middle Brook Bridge - frmr Reading Railroad (Somerset County, New Jersey)
new rail connection at Bound Brook made bridge obsolete
Pratt through truss bridge over Middle Brook on former Reading RR Port Reading Branch
Closed to all traffic

MIDH - Swatara Creek Bridge (Dauphin County, Pennsylvania)
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Swatara Creek on Middletown & Hummelstown Railroad


Mill Creek Jct. Railroad Overpass (Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1922
Concrete arch bridge over Reading & Northern Railroad spur line on US 209 in Port Carbon
Open to traffic

NHRR - Ivyland Creek Bridge (Bucks County, Pennsylvania)
Stone arch bridge over Ivyland Creek on New Hope & Ivyland Railroad
Open to traffic

NJTR - Madison Avenue Overpass (Middlesex County, New Jersey)
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Madison Avenue on Railroad
Open to traffic

NJTR - Prospect Avenue Overpass (Middlesex County, New Jersey)
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Prospect Avenue on Railroad
Open to traffic

NJTR - South Washington Avenue Overpass (Middlesex County, New Jersey)
Pony/through plate girder bridge over South Washington Avenue on Railroad
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 - Belt Branch Schuylkill River Bridge (Berks County, Pennsylvania)
Deck plate girder bridge over Schuylkill River on NS Belt Branch
Open to traffic

NS - Bingaman Street Bridge (Berks County, Pennsylvania)
Stone arch bridge over Bingaman Street on NS RR
Open to traffic

NS - Black Rock Bridge (Chester County, Pennsylvania)
Closed-spandrel concrete arch bridge over Schuylkill River on railroad
Bridge carries the former Reading Railroad across the Schuytlkill River then immediately enters the Black Rock Tunnel

NS - Black Rock Tunnel (Chester County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1838-39, Enlarged 1915, 1994
Tunnel under Black Rock Road on Norfolk Southern Railroad (Former Reading RR)
Open to traffic

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

NS - College Drive Overpass (Montgomery County, Pennsylvania)
Arch bridge over College Drive on Norfolk Southern former Reading Railroad
Open to traffic

NS - Earl Street Overpass (Cumberland County, Pennsylvania)
Girder bridge over Earl Street on NS


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 - Fairlane Ave Bridge (Lebanon County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1903
Stone arch bridge over Fairlane Ave. on Norkfolk Southern Railway Company
Open to traffic

NS - Flanagan Road Bridge (Lebanon County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1903
Stone arch bridge over Flanagan Road on Norfolk Southern Railway Company
Open to traffic

NS - Flat Rock Tunnel (Montgomery County, Pennsylvania)
Construction started 1838, completed 1840 by the Reading Railroad, widened 1859-60. Height increased early 21st century
Tunnel under Flat Rock Hill on Norfolk Southern Railroad
Open to traffic

NS - Franklin Street Overpass (Montgomery County, Pennsylvania)
1920-pony plate girder
1920 Pony/through plate girder bridge over Norfolk Southern on Franklin St
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 - 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 - Laurel Street Bridge (Berks County, Pennsylvania)
Stone arch bridge over Laurel Street on NS RR
Open to traffic

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

NS - Lehigh River Bridge (Northampton County, Pennsylvania)
Through girder portion widened in 1965
Two 7-panel Pratt through trusses
Open to traffic

NS - Longview Road Overpass (Bypassed) (Montgomery County, Pennsylvania)
Believe road was moved due to the coming of the PECO Limerick Generation Station
Concrete arch bridge over Abandoned Longview Road on NS (Formerly Reading RR)
Open to pedestrians

NS - Mantawny Creek Bridge (Montgomery County, Pennsylvania)
Built Circa 1850
Stone arch bridge over Mantawny Creek on Norfolk Southern (formerly Reading Railroad) RR
Open to traffic

NS - Mill Creek Bridge (Montgomery County, Pennsylvania)
Stone arch bridge over Mill Creek 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 - Monroe Street Underpass (Berks County, Pennsylvania)
Stone arch bridge over Monroe Street on NS RR
Open to traffic

NS - N. Hanover St Bridge (Dauphin County, Pennsylvania)
Closed-spandrel arch bridge over N. Hanover St on Norfolk Southern Railroad
Open to traffic

NS - Old West Chocolate Road Bridge (Dauphin County, Pennsylvania)
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Old West Chocolate Road on NS RR
Open to traffic

NS - Old Wyomissing Road (Berks County, Pennsylvania)
Stone arch bridge over Old Wyomissing Road on NS RR
Open to traffic

NS - Righters Ferry Road Stone Arch (Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania)
Stone arch bridge over Righters Ferry Road on NS Railroad
Open to traffic

NS - Sanatoga Creek Bridge (Montgomery County, Pennsylvania)
Stone arch bridge over Linfield Rd & Sanatoga Creek on Former Reading RR now Norfolk Southern RR
Open to traffic

NS - Schuykill River Bridge - Reading (Berks County, Pennsylvania)
Deck girder bridge over Schuykill River on NS RR
Open to traffic

NS - Schuylkill River Bridge (Oaks) (Montgomery County, Pennsylvania)
Deck plate girder bridge over Schuylkill River on Former Perkiomen Branch Reading Railroad


NS - Schuylkill River Bridge - Birdsboro (Berks County, Pennsylvania)
Closed spandrel arch bridge over Schuylkill River on Norfolk Southern Railway
Open to traffic

NS - Schuylkill River Bridge - Ridgewood (Berks County, Pennsylvania)
Deck truss bridge over Schuylkill River on NSRR
Open to traffic

NS - Second Street Bridge (Dauphin County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1922
Deck plate girder bridge over 2nd Street on NSRR


NS - SEPTA New Town Line Bridge (Montgomery County, Pennsylvania)
Deck plate girder bridge over Abandoned SEPTA Newtown Line on NS RR Trenton Line
Open to traffic