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NY&E - Sawmill Rift Bridge

Photos 

Sawmill Rift Railroad Bridge

Photo from the Todd Clark Collection

BH Photo #532205

Description 

Originally the New York & Erie Railroad (NY & E) Erie Lackawanna Railroad (EL) ConRail in 1981 (CR) Now it is Norfolk & Southern (NS) Three of the spans of this bridge were 160', 150' and 140' in length. Some information from lostbridges.org

Facts 

Overview
McCallum truss over Delaware River on New York & Erie Railroad
Location
Millrift, Pike County, Pennsylvania, and Orange County, New York
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built in 1847; Replaced ?
Railroad
- New York & Erie Rail Road (NY&E)
Design
Uncovered McCallum truss - 1-Through 4-Pony
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 160.0 ft.
Total length: 800.0 ft.
Also called
Bolton Basin Railroad Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.40651, -74.74179   (decimal degrees)
41°24'23" N, 74°44'30" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/521581/4583917 (zone/easting/northing)
Elevation
466 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 98198 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 21, 2023: Updated by Paul Plassman: Added span lengths
  • May 30, 2022: Updated by Luke: Corrected "refurbished" to "replaced"
  • May 30, 2022: New photo from Stewart Edwin Beitler

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Comments 

Sawmill Rift Railroad Bridge
Posted May 30, 2022, by Luke

According to reports from the time, the bridge was replaced with an iron bridge that was later washed away in the ice jam/flood of 1875.

I cannot find a date, nor can I re-find a source I read but never saved about Phoenix building a span in the area.