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DCR - Chesapeake & Delaware Canal Bridge


Norfolk & Southern RR Trestle Bridge

Photo taken by 'JimInJersey' from Panoramio in January 2010


View this photo at panoramio.com

BH Photo #215738


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Built 1966 as part of expansion of C&D Canal by Army Corps of Engineers, replacing earlier lift span. Lift span is normally maintained in a raised position and lowered for approaching freight trains. Most rail traffic operates at night because of passenger trains on nearby Amtrak Northeast Corridor.

Link to web page: http://www.johnweeks.com/c-and-d-canal/pages/conrail.html


Modern Warren through truss lift bridge over Chesapeake & Delaware Canal on Delmarva Central Railroad
Summit Bridge, New Castle County, Delaware
In use by Norfolk Southern Railroad
Future prospects
Bridge is part of Norfolk Southern railroad property scheduled to be leased/transferred to new operator, Delmarva Central Railroad, by end of 2016.
- Ingalls Iron Works of Birmingham, Alabama
- Conrail (CR)
- Delmarva Central Railroad
- Norfolk Southern Railway (NS)
- Penn Central Railroad (PC)
- Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
Modern Warren through truss lift span
Also called
NS - Chesapeake & Delaware Canal Bridge
PC - Chesapeake & Delaware Canal Bridge
Conrail - Chesapeake & Delaware Canal Bridge
PRR - Chesapeake & Delaware Canal Bridge
Chesapeake & Delaware Canal Railroad Bridge
Summit Point Railroad Bridge
Delmarva Central Railroad C&D Canal Drawbridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.54343, -75.70306   (decimal degrees)
39°32'36" N, 75°42'11" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/439588/4377320 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Saint Georges
Inventory number
BH 49766 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 10, 2020: New photos from Ian Nelson
  • December 13, 2018: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • November 17, 2018: New photos from Timothy and Joann Phillips
  • May 19, 2018: Updated by Luke: Added builder
  • May 18, 2018: Photo imported by Alexander D. Mitchell IV
  • November 15, 2016: Updated by Alexander D. Mitchell IV: Pending bridge ownership change listed
  • July 5, 2016: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • October 4, 2014: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • January 4, 2014: Updated by Alexander D. Mitchell IV: Added link to web page for bridge
  • August 28, 2013: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • January 6, 2012: Updated by Alexander D. Mitchell IV: Fixed several typos, added info and description
  • October 5, 2011: Added by Daniel Hopkins