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Sunbury Toll Bridge

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Sunbury Toll Bridge

Photo from Sunbury end looking west, ca. 1920

Photo uploaded by Alexander D. Mitchell IV in January 2012

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BH Photo #281529

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Description 

Built for and used by trolleys of the Sunbury & Selinsgrove Electric Railway, and a toll bridge for road traffic.

More info and photos at https://susquehannavalley.blogspot.com/2021/09/the-trolley-b...

Facts 

Overview
Lost Parker through truss bridge over Susquehanna River on Banbridge Street and Sunbury & Selinsgrove Electric Railway
Location
Sunbury, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, and Snyder County, Pennsylvania
Status
Replaced by new bridge 1927
History
Built 1905-1907 by York Bridge Co. for Sunbury Bridge Co., opened to road traffic Oct. 5, 1907; demolished 1927
Builders
- Sunbury Bridge Co.
- York Bridge Co. of York, Pennsylvania
Railroads
- Interurban
- Sunbury & Selinsgrove Electric Railway (S&SER)
Design
Parker through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 169.0 ft.
Total length: 2,370.0 ft. (0.4 mi.)
Also called
Bainbridge Street Bridge (Older)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.85465, -76.80594   (decimal degrees)
40°51'17" N, 76°48'21" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/347781/4524191 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Sunbury
Elevation
450 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 52293 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 23, 2021: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • December 30, 2020: Updated by Alexander D. Mitchell IV: added opening date
  • November 18, 2019: New photo from Ben Williams
  • December 27, 2016: New photo from Dana and Kay Klein
  • September 21, 2015: New photo from Alexander D. Mitchell IV
  • April 12, 2014: New photos from Alexander D. Mitchell IV
  • March 9, 2014: Updated by Luke Harden: Added categories "Sunbury & Selinsgrove Electric Railway", "Interurban", "Susquehanna River"
  • April 30, 2012: Added by Alexander D. Mitchell IV

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Banbridge Street Bridge (Older)
Posted April 13, 2014, by Barry (bllauver [at] toad [dot] net)

Both this bridge and its successor were called the Bainbridge Street Bridge. Bainbridge with an "i".