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P&LE - Beaver Bridge (1890)

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P&LE - Beaver Bridge (Old)

looking northwest June 1910

Photo from old postcard

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BH Photo #521156

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pennsylvania through truss bridge over Ohio River on Pittsburgh & Lake Erie RR
Location
Beaver, Beaver County, Pennsylvania
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1890; replaced 1910
Railroad
- Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad (PLE)
Design
Pennsylvania through truss with Baltimore and Pratt deck truss approach spans
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.69276, -80.29064   (decimal degrees)
40°41'34" N, 80°17'26" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/559934/4504893 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 93981 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 23, 2022: Updated by Luke: Edited name; Added category "Railroad"
  • February 23, 2022: Updated by Paul Plassman: Added postcard photo and truss types
  • February 23, 2022: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • August 19, 2021: New photo from Geoff Hubbs

Related Bridges 

Sources 

  • Paul Plassman
  • Geoff Hubbs
  • Luke

Comments 

P&LE - Beaver Bridge (1890)
Posted February 23, 2022, by Paul Plassman

In photo #2, the Baltimore deck trusses look like the ones in the 1878 bridge, indicating that they might not have been replaced when the original Whipple superstructure was supplanted by the PA trusses.