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B&O - Jacobs Creek Bridge

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned bridge over Jacobs Creek on Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Mt Pleasant Branch
Location
Fayette County, Pennsylvania
Status
Derelict/abandoned
History
Built ca. 1871
Railroads
- Baltimore & Ohio Railroad (B&O; BO)
- Mt Pleasant & Broad Ford Railroad (MtP&BF)
- Pittsburgh & Connellesville Railroad (P&C)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.08257, -79.59993   (decimal degrees)
40°04'57" N, 79°35'60" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/619367/4437861 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 82717 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 5, 2018: Updated by Luke: Added railroad info: Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Mt Pleasant Branch
  • September 3, 2018: Added

Sources 

  • Luke

Comments 

B&O - Jacobs Creek Bridge
Posted September 5, 2018, by Don Morrison

It may also be in red in the map on this page, but it's difficult to tell for sure.

Scottdale had both passenger and freight stations at the time, so maybe the passenger trains followed this ROW? Just guessing.

https://www.west2k.com/pastations/westmoreland.shtml

B&O - Jacobs Creek Bridge
Posted September 5, 2018, by Don Morrison

Looks like there was an old ROW that entered Scottdale on the west side of Jacobs Creek and possibly crossed a small bridge on the south side of Scottdale at 40.094492, -79.591247

possibly an old interurban railroad. Some of the old track is visible on the south side of Scottdale if you turn the Google Earth clock back to 2005.

Guess late 1800's until ~1945.

I attached a screen pic from Earth 2005 with the ROW in blue.

Also, Jacobs Creek appears to be the county line, so this bridge looks to be in two counties.

B&O - Jacobs Creek Bridge
Posted September 5, 2018, by Luke

According to old maps from HistoricAerials and this: http://www.trainweb.org/chris/swpenn.html

This may have been built in 1871 for the Mt Pleasant and Broad Ford Railroad, which eventually became the Mt. Pleasant Branch of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad.

Jacobs Creek Bridge
Posted September 5, 2018, by Don Morrison

Possibly an old rail ROW went across the bridge up the west side of Scottdale. If so, build date same as the railroad?

Jacobs Creek Bridge
Posted September 4, 2018, by David R Hiebert (davidrhiebert [at] gmail [dot] com)

The stone in this bridge is in great shape.

I am seeking the date of construction. It almost surely predates the founding of Scottdale, 1874.

Any help would be appreciated.

Jacobs Creek Bridge
Posted September 3, 2018, by Dana and Kay Klein

Might be worth a Visit!