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NS - Lehigh River Bridge (1897)


Photo taken by Loretta Killian

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BH Photo #240305


Street View 


Through truss bridge over Lehigh Rive & 3rd Street on Railroad
Easton, Northampton County, Pennsylvania
Open to traffic
Built 1897; Two trusses (One deck, one through) lost to flooding 1902; Pinned Pratt through truss Built Late 1902: Rveted Warren Deck Truss Built 1903
- Phoenix Bridge Co. of Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
- Black River & Western Railroad (BRW)
- Central Railroad of New Jersey (CNJ)
- Lehigh & Hudson River Railway (LHR)
- Norfolk Southern Railway (NS)
Pratt through truss
Length of largest span: 71.9 ft.
Total length: 80.1 ft.
Also called
CNJ/L&H - 3rd Street Overpass
CNJ/L&H - Lehigh River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.68698, -75.20846   (decimal degrees)
40°41'13" N, 75°12'30" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/482385/4504031 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory numbers
PA 48 0611 0170 1477 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
BH 53676 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 29, 2021: Updated by Royce and Bobette Haley: Added categories ""Truck Eating"", "Stone Abutments", "Stone piers"
  • May 2, 2020: New photos from Geoff Hubbs
  • September 25, 2016: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added categories "Pin-connected", "Riveted", "Skewed", "Warren deck truss"
  • November 6, 2015: Updated by Luke: Added info from the HAER
  • April 5, 2015: Photo imported by Dave King
  • October 31, 2013: New Street View added by Luke Harden
  • October 31, 2013: New photo from Andrew Pearce
  • August 29, 2013: Photo imported by Dave King
  • July 3, 2013: Photo imported by Dave King
  • June 26, 2013: Photo imported by Dave King
  • September 27, 2012: Added by Luke Harden

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NS - Lehigh River Bridge
Posted September 27, 2021, by Anonymous

You can still walk across it just be careful pretty shaky rr ties. The beginning fence on the south side is easy to get around and there is none on the other side.

NS - Lehigh River Bridge
Posted May 2, 2020, by George A Oakley (Georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I read the Morning Call article from over 3 years ago about a possible trail over this bridge.I am originally from Quakertown and am familiar with Easton.I'm curious about what is mentioned in this article.Has anything in the article come to fruition like what was mentioned and did the railroad end freight shipping on this bridge?

NS - Lehigh River Bridge
Posted October 8, 2016, by dan (daneman3 [at] inbox [dot] com)

this bridge belongs to black river & western bel del devition conrail gave this bridge to them in 1995 as part of the sale