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Reading - Ringtown Viaduct (1835)

Photos 

RINGTOWN TRESTLE

The Original Ringtown Trestle

Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania

BH Photo #530360

Facts 

Overview
Lost Bridge over Little Catawissa Creek; Trexler Run on Catawissa Railroad
Location
Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1835-1838; Replaced 1898
Railroads
- Catawissa & Williamsport Railroad
- Philadelphia & Reading Rail Road (1833-1896) (P&R)
- Philadelphia & Reading Railway (1896-1923) (P&R)
Design
1077' Long and 124' High
Dimensions
Total length: 1,077.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.86279, -76.25224   (decimal degrees)
40°51'46" N, 76°15'08" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/394465/4524279 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 97628 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 21, 2022: Updated by Luke: Removed Railroad from builder's section
  • April 21, 2022: New photo from Stewart Edwin Beitler

Related Bridges 

Sources 

  • Stewart Edwin Beitler - stubear0430 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Luke

Comments 

Reading - Ringtown Viaduct (1835)
Posted June 21, 2022, by Patrick Caulfield (pcaulfield82 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Does anyone have a photo of another wooden trestle bridge near Ringtown over the Dark Run, approximate coordinates 40-50-34.47, -76-14-10.72? Was replaced by a concrete tunnel and filled in early 1900's. Located at the lowest point of Ringtown Boulevard near Pattersonville, now entrance to Rodbenders Fishing Club, Inc. Closest home address for house near tunnel is 281 Ringtown Boulevard, Ringtown, PA 17967. We would greatly appreciate any assistance.

Ringtown Trestle (Original)
Posted April 21, 2022, by Luke

You don't have to add a city if a bridge isn't in a city.