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Reading - Ringtown Viaduct (1898)

Photos 

RINGTOWN PA IRON BRIDGE REPLACED WOODEN TRESTLE

Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania

BH Photo #530362

Description 

1077 Feet Long and 124 Feet High

Facts 

Overview
Lost Bridge over Little Catawissa Creek; Trexler Run on Catawissa Branch of the Reading Railroad
Location
Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania
Status
Filled in
History
Built 1898; Replaced 1927
Railroads
- Philadelphia & Reading Railway (1896-1923) (P&R)
- Reading Railroad (RDG)
Design
Warren deck truss
Dimensions
Total length: 1,077.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.86246, -76.25189   (decimal degrees)
40°51'45" N, 76°15'07" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/394494/4524243 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 97629 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 21, 2022: Updated by Luke: Corrected build date and image citation
  • April 21, 2022: New photo from Stewart Edwin Beitler

Sources 

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