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CNJ - Lehigh River Bridge (1867)

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 September 27, 2021, by Max (Caponenhailey [at] gmail [dot] com)

How can I find out how tall these railroad bridges are? Very interested in this one and even more the height of the Easton northern railroad Lehigh river bridge. Thank you for your time and concern.

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.