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Lewistown Branch Railroad Bridge

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Lewistown Branch Railroad Bridge

From nearby highway bridge looking downstream

Photo taken by Alexander D. Mitchell IV in May 2013

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BH Photo #254561

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Through girder railroad bridge over Juniata River on Juniata Valley Railroad
Location
Lewistown, Mifflin County, Pennsylvania
Status
In use by trains 1-3 times a week
History
At least the third bridge at the site, replacing a through truss bridge (washed out 1889) and a predecessor covered bridge (blown down by windstorm). Three piers from original four-span covered bridge are in use for modern bridge
Railroads
- Conrail (CR)
- Juniata Valley Railroad (JVRR)
- Penn Central Railroad (PC)
- Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
Design
Pony/through girder
Also called
Sunbury & Lewistown RR Juniata River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.59374, -77.57630   (decimal degrees)
40°35'37" N, 77°34'35" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/281992/4496849 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Lewistown
Inventory number
BH 49760 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 27, 2013: New photos from Alexander D. Mitchell IV
  • April 11, 2013: Updated by Alexander D. Mitchell IV: Changed name, fixed numerous errors in listing, added additional history and details
  • October 11, 2011: Updated by Daniel Hopkins: Corrected mistypes
  • October 5, 2011: Added by Daniel Hopkins

Sources 

  • Daniel Hopkins - chimera [at] clovermail [dot] net
  • Alexander D. Mitchell IV