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NS - Mayes Bridge

Photos 

Mayes Bridge

View from north bank looking southwest, showing piers of original truss bridge(s) downstream

Photo taken by Alexander D. Mitchell IV in May 2013

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BH Photo #254797

Map 

Street View 

Video 

NKP 765 across Mayes Bridge

NKP 765 heads West after leaving Lewistown, PA at the Mayes Bridge.

Video posted by Ben Sutton

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Description 

Stone arch bridge, built 1905-06 by Pennsylvania RR; concrete reinforcements added by Conrail in 1980s/1990s

Original wooden 5-span Linville Truss ca. 1860, replaced by cast iron Whipple deck truss ca. 1870; washed out 1889, replaced by another bridge.

Facts 

Overview
Stone arch bridge over Juniata River on Norfolk Southern Railroad
Location
Mifflin County, Pennsylvania
Status
Open to traffic
Builders
- Eyre Construction Co. of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- William H. Brown (Chief Engineer)
Railroads
- Conrail (CR)
- Norfolk Southern Railway (NS)
- Penn Central Railroad (PC)
- Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
Design
Stone arch
Dimensions
Total length: 630.0 ft.
Also called
PC - Mayes Bridge
Conrail - Mayes Bridge
PRR - Mayes Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.55974, -77.60224   (decimal degrees)
40°33'35" N, 77°36'08" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/279686/4493140 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Lewistown
Inventory number
BH 56360 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 2, 2017: New Street View added by Luke
  • November 13, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Corrected builder to the prexisting category.
  • November 13, 2013: New photos from Jim Allen
  • May 28, 2013: Updated by Alexander D. Mitchell IV: Added additional info
  • May 27, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added categories "Juniata River", "Railroad", "Conrail", "Norfolk Southern Railway"
  • May 27, 2013: Added by Alexander D. Mitchell IV

Sources 

  • Alexander D. Mitchell IV
  • Jim Allen
  • Luke