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E. Main Street Metro-North Railroad Bridge

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Description 

Bridge appears to be older than 1936. Estimate the bridge to have been built ca. 1910.

Facts 

Overview
Pony/through plate girder bridge over E Main St on MNCWRR
Location
Port Jervis City, Orange County, New York
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1936
Railroads
- Commuter Rail
- Conrail (CR)
- Erie Lackawanna Railroad (EL)
- Erie Railroad (ERIE)
- Metro-North Commuter Railroad (MNCW)
- New York City Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA)
Design
Pony plate girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 42.0 ft.
Total length: 57.7 ft.
Deck width: 26.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.36342, -74.68481   (decimal degrees)
41°21'48" N, 74°41'05" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/526361/4579149 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory numbers
NY 7003040 (New York State bridge identification number)
BH 81310 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 27, 2018: Updated by Royce and Bobette Haley: Added category "Wooden deck"
  • April 25, 2018: Added by Royce and Bobette Haley

Sources 

  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Comments 

E. Main Street Metro-North Railroad Bridge
Posted June 28, 2018, by Luke

No, because NKP's NY terminus was Buffalo.

E. Main Street Metro-North Railroad Bridge
Posted June 28, 2018, by Royce and Bobette Haley (roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Do you think it could have been the New York, Chicago and St. Louis

E. Main Street Metro-North Railroad Bridge
Posted June 27, 2018, by Luke

1943 topo from historicaerials only shows Erie on the line, so it's probably remnants of an Erie advert ca 1941, when their absorption of the Nypano Railroad gave them a route into Chicago.

Really cool when stuff like that still exists.

E. Main Street Metro-North Railroad Bridge
Posted June 27, 2018, by Royce (roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Other RR run across this line? I can make out "New York Chicago..."

Royce