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NS - Gibraltar Road Overpass

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Photo courtesy of the Reading Railroad Historical Society; Used under Fair Use as a historical resource

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Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Gibraltar Road on Reading Railroad (NS)
Location
Lorane, Berks County, Pennsylvania
Status
Open to traffic
Railroads
- Norfolk Southern Railway (NS)
- Philadelphia & Reading Rail Road (1833-1896) (P&R)
- Philadelphia & Reading Railway (1896-1923) (P&R)
- Reading Railroad (RDG)
Design
Stone arch
Also called
Reading - Quinter's Bridge
Reading - Gibralter Road Overpass
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.29061, -75.86719   (decimal degrees)
40°17'26" N, 75°52'02" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/426291/4460373 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 81753 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 19, 2021: New photo from Luke
  • November 18, 2021: New Street View added by Geoff Hubbs
  • October 27, 2019: Updated by Luke: Noted that this is all that is left of Quinter's Bridge
  • June 4, 2018: New Street View added by Clark Vance

Sources 

  • Clark Vance - cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com
  • Luke
  • Geoff Hubbs

Comments 

NS - Gibraltar Road Overpass
Posted November 19, 2021, by Luke

It isn't. Most of the bridge was filled in and the remaining arch widened with concrete at a later date.

The other bridge is of a similar "pierced spandrel" design, but the design was standard at one point on the Reading:

https://bridgehunter.com/pa/berks/bh46260/

https://bridgehunter.com/pa/montgomery/bh46224/

https://bridgehunter.com/pa/berks/bh63679/

NS - Gibralter Road Overpass
Posted October 27, 2019, by George A Oakley (Georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Thanks Luke for finding the bridge.Didn't know the Gibralter Road Overpass was the bridge I was talking about.

NS - Gibralter Road Overpass
Posted October 27, 2019, by Luke

"Quinter's Bridge, along Gibraltar Road between Suckertown and Gibraltar Village.This bridge was built between 1847 and 1848. Today, all that is in use is arch #2. The rest have been underfilled."

https://www.berksmontnews.com/news/southern_berks_news/georg...

NS - Gibralter Road Overpass
Posted October 2, 2018, by Dana and Kay Klein

One NS Arch