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Reading - Pottstown Pike Overpass

Map 

Description 

A tall cement slab bridge that crosses Route 100 and parallels the current Amtrak line.

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned bridge over South Pottstown Pike / Route 100
Location
Exton, Chester County, Pennsylvania
Status
Abandoned
Future prospects
Available for reuse
History
This abandoned road crossing was once apart of the Pennsylvania & Reading Railroad before the 1970's when CSX bought it up.
Railroad
- Reading Railroad (RDG)
Dimensions
Total length: 550.0 ft.
Deck width: 55.0 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.01955, -75.62334   (decimal degrees)
40°01'10" N, 75°37'24" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/446806/4430112 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Malvern
Inventory number
BH 48754 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 10, 2011: Updated by Daniel Hopkins: Fixed spelling
  • May 9, 2011: Added by Daniel Hopkins

Sources 

  • Daniel Hopkins - chimera [at] clovermail [dot] net

Comments 

Reading - Pottstown Pike Overpass
Posted July 23, 2018, by George oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Evan,you are correct about the r.r. company that operated this rail line.If you need proof check out the Whitford Flyover bridge also on this abandoned rail line.That one's also PRR.By the way,you mentioned another rail line abandoned north of where this bridge is.Are you talking where the trail is?

Reading - Pottstown Pike Overpass
Posted July 23, 2018, by Evan (evanfpe [at] juno [dot] com)

I believe this bridge was part of the Pennsylvania Railroad freight bypass line to Trenton, NJ, not the Reading Railroad. The Reading had a branch line that crossed Route 100 at grade approximately 1/2 mile north of this bridge.