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Abandoned Conrail/RBMN Overpass

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Abandoned Conrail/RBMN Overpass

looking east

Photo from Auburn Area Historical Society

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Map 

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned Warren through truss bridge over Reading. Blue Mountain & Northern Railroad on Conrail
Location
Auburn, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania
Status
Abandoned
Railroads
- Conrail (CR)
- Penn Central Railroad (PC)
- Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
- Reading Railroad (RDG)
- Reading, Blue Mountain & Northern Railroad (RBMN)
Design
Warren through truss
Also called
PRR Schuylkill Valley Branch Bridge No. 83.40
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.58880, -76.07666   (decimal degrees)
40°35'20" N, 76°04'36" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/408890/4493668 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Auburn
Inventory number
BH 60898 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 31, 2019: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • May 7, 2014: Added by Luke Harden

Sources 

Comments 

Abandoned Conrail/RBMN Overpass
Posted November 26, 2018, by George Oakley (Georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Luke,I'm in the dark also on the build date concerning this bridge.Outside of the newscast i also looked on the news station site and saw the year mentioned there.That's why I posted that and wondered if you knew the year.Also you mentioned another bridge besides this one.Where is that one located?

Abandoned Conrail/RBMN Overpass
Posted November 26, 2018, by Luke

In my scant bit of Googling, I couldn't find a date for this structure aside from the article+press releases that were recently published.

I assume they've got the correct date until a field check or info find proves otherwise.

Abandoned Conrail/RBMN Overpass
Posted November 26, 2018, by George Oakley (Georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Luke,i just saw on WFMZ 69 news that this bridge will open as a trail bridge on the Schuylkill River Trail in 2020.Don't know when the work will start on converting this bridge to a trail bridge.Is 1919 the correct build date on this bridge,Luke?

Abandoned Conrail/RBMN Overpass
Posted September 16, 2014, by Luke

According to the attached link, this and the bridge over the Schuylkill, are going to/have become part of the Bartram Trail Section of the Schuylkill River Trail:

http://pahistoricpreservation.com/past-present-future-transp...

Abandoned Conrail/RBMN Overpass
Posted September 16, 2014, by geoege oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

according to the map i see 2 abandoned r.r. bridges.does anyone know the current status of these 2 abandoned r.r. bridges?