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CNJ - Lehigh River Bridge (Old)

Photos 

1870s image.

Note he cast iron bridge below.

Photo uploaded by Art S.

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BH Photo #473796

Map 

Description 

According to Keystone's catalog. The deck spans (1 & 3) were 159 feet whereas the Whipple through span (2) was 175 feet.

Side note: the 6 span Lehigh & Susquehanna Railroad Delaware River crossing was also done by Keystone. Each of these spans was 163 feet.

Facts 

Overview
Lost truss bridge over Lehigh River on LR&E Railroad
Location
Easton, Northampton County, Pennsylvania
Status
No longer exists
History
Built 1867; Repaced 1897
Builder
- Keystone Bridge Co. of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Railroads
- Central Railroad of New Jersey (CNJ)
- Lehigh & Susquehanna Railroad
Design
Keystone Columns
Cast iron
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 175.0 ft.
Also called
L&S
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.68696, -75.20827   (decimal degrees)
40°41'13" N, 75°12'30" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/482401/4504028 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 89593 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 14, 2020: Updated by Art Suckewer: added builder, span lengths and RR it was built for
  • June 14, 2020: Updated by Luke: Added build date from HAER article on the successor bridge
  • June 13, 2020: New photos from Art Suckewer

Related Bridges 

Sources 

  • Art Suckewer - Asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com
  • Luke

Comments 

CNJ - Lehigh River Bridge (Old)
Posted June 14, 2020, by Art S. (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Like,

Thanks! Now, what about the double barrel one underneath?

Regards,

Art S.