Amtrak - Little Chiques Creek Bridge
PRR Mount Joy Bridge with PRR Photographer's Train, 1890s
Bridge Across Little Chiques Creek, Near Mount Joy. Circa 1891-1893 by William H Rau.
Photo taken by William H. Rau, Collection of American Premier Underwriters, Inc.
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BH Photo #269099
The two track bridge was constructed in 1885 measuring 450′ in length and 40′ high, replacing an iron truss span during upgrades to the right of way under William H. Brown. The masonry bridge was unique in construction from Brown’s later bridges utilizing brick lined arches and an intergrated countering pier that ran perpendicular to the span.
- Stone arch bridge over Little Chiques Creek on Amtrak
- Mount Joy, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
- Open to traffic
- Built 1885
- - Amtrak (AMTK)
- Conrail (CR)
- Penn Central Railroad (PC)
- Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
- Stone arch
Total length: 450.0 ft.
- Also called
- PRR - Little Chiques Creek Bridge
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +40.10817, -76.49010 (decimal degrees)
40°06'29" N, 76°29'24" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 18/373003/4440826 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- Columbia East
- Inventory number
- BH 58525 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- September 14, 2016: New photo from Dave King
- October 24, 2013: Added by Alexander D. Mitchell IV