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Ridgeway Street Bridge


D-L RR former DL&W RR

Photo taken by Adam Elmquist

License: Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs (CC BY-ND)

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BH Photo #332726


Street View 


Pony truss bridge over Delaware-Lackawanna Railroad on PA 2024 in East Stroudsburg
Monroe County, Pennsylvania
Open to traffic; proposed for replacement
Built 1932
Polygonal Warren pony truss with no verticals
Length of largest span: 131.9 ft.
Total length: 138.1 ft.
Deck width: 24.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.99389, -75.18139   (decimal degrees)
40°59'38" N, 75°10'53" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/484743/4538094 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2017)
Inventory numbers
PA 45 2024 0010 0427 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
PANBI 26986 (Pennsylvania BRKEY bridge number on the 2011 NBI)
BH 31316 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of October 2017)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 2 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • May 13, 2020: Updated by Luke: Removed reporting mark as it's not a railroad bridge
  • May 13, 2020: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • July 18, 2015: Photo imported by Dave King
  • February 25, 2011: New Street View added by Frank Hicks



Ridgeway Street Bridge
Posted May 14, 2020, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

The design of this bridge is clear: It is a standard polygonal Warren pony truss as delineated by the Pennsylvania State Highway Department.

Ridgeway Street Bridge
Posted May 14, 2020, by Luke

This is a road overpass that, given the fact that it's from the mid-30s and not the late 1800s when railroads often reused their older spans for overpasses (Proven multiple times over by John Marvig/myself.), was built bespoke FOR PennDOT to cross the Lackawanna. The Lackawanna may have been forced by PennDOT to fund the fabrication/erection of the bridge, but that doesn't make it it a "railroad bridge" in the sense that you'd put the reporting marks on the entry.

The reporting mark "standard" that Mike Goff came up with is used on bridges that carry/carried a railroad (Dual use bridges and ones converted to trail use notwithstanding.). This bridge crossed many trains, but none ever crossed it.

Ridgeway Street Bridge
Posted May 13, 2020, by Geoff Hubbs (geoffrey [dot] hubbs [at] att [dot] net)

Luke- I'm not sure why you're removing the railroad names; this bridge was definitely built by the DL&W. Also it seems to be the convention to list any railroads crossed by a bridge in the "Categories".