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Lehighton-Weissport Bridge

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Lehighton-Weissport Bridge

The Philadelphia Inquirer: December 27 1889

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BH Photo #468014

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Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Lehigh River on Bridge Street
Location
Lehighton, Carbon County, Pennsylvania
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1889; Approach Pratt replaced by a pony plate girder; Replaced 1971
Builder
- Pittsburgh Bridge Co. of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Design
(3)8-panel, pinned Pratt through trusses
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 150.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.82905, -75.70533   (decimal degrees)
40°49'45" N, 75°42'19" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/440527/4520019 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Lehighton
Inventory number
BH 67316 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 26, 2020: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • April 22, 2020: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • March 17, 2020: Updated by Melissa Brand-Welch: Added photos & builder information
  • April 28, 2015: Added by Luke

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