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BPRR - Clarion River Bridge

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BPRR-Clarion River Summer 2019

Photo taken by Dana and Kay Klein

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BH Photo #451445

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Parker through truss bridge over Clarion River on Buffalo and Pittsburgh Railroad
Location
Ridgway, Elk County, Pennsylvania
Status
Open to traffic
Builders
- A & P Roberts Co. of Pencoyd, Pennsylvania
- Pencoyd Iron Works of Pencoyd, Pennsylvania
Railroads
- Baltimore & Ohio Railroad (BO)
- Buffalo & Pittsburgh Railroad (BPRR)
Design
Parker through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.43433, -78.73584   (decimal degrees)
41°26'04" N, 78°44'09" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/689169/4589447 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Ridgway
Inventory number
BH 60201 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 15, 2021: Updated by Nathan Holth: Corrected bridge type from Double-Warren to Parker
  • July 2, 2019: Updated by Dana and Kay Klein: 1899 From Plaque
  • March 10, 2014: Added by K. A. Erickson

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Comments 

BPRR - Clarion River Bridge
Posted November 15, 2020, by GEORGE T HARRIS (ohiopeople [at] windstream [dot] net)

Bridge sat unused for decades until the B&PRR decided to rehabilitate the structure. This upgrade allowed them to eliminate approximately eight miles of duplicate line to and from Johnsonburg, and still allow access to the St. Mary's branch line (formerly part of the Pennsylvania RR from Sunbury to Eris).