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DH - Starrucca Creek Bridge

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Photo taken by Russ Nelson

License: Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike (CC BY-SA)

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BH Photo #354131

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Description 

1904 lattice through truss over Starrucca Creek. A parallel plate girder bridge was added in 1929. It appears that the truss was abandoned prior to the abandonment of the line itself.

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned quadrangular lattice through truss bridge over Starrucca Creek on Delaware & Hudson RR
Location
Lanesboro, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania
Status
Derelict/abandoned
History
Lattice truss built 1904, girder bridge added 1929, line abandoned in 1982
Railroad
- Delaware & Hudson Railway (DH)
Design
Quadrangular lattice through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.96544, -75.58058   (decimal degrees)
41°57'56" N, 75°34'50" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/451891/4646102 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Susquehanna
Inventory number
BH 65508 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 13, 2020: New photo from Patrick Gurwell
  • July 8, 2020: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • March 19, 2018: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • May 29, 2016: New photo from Luke
  • January 15, 2015: Added by Ian Martin

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Comments 

DH - Starrucca Creek Bridge
Posted November 26, 2020, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

John,maybe a local resident can fill in what happened to the girder bridge.Hopefully it got moved.

DH - Starrucca Creek Bridge
Posted November 26, 2020, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

There in 2015, gone in 2017. It looks like the bridge to the east was there in 2015, so it didn't get moved there. Maybe the span did get moved, or maybe it was simply scrapped.

DH - Starrucca Creek Bridge
Posted November 25, 2020, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Tony,i posted the message twice thinking the first message didn't register.My bad.

DH - Starrucca Creek Bridge
Posted November 25, 2020, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Tony,that might have been the bridge i saw over Starrucca Creek when i followed the ROW east of this bridge that i saw on Google maps.

DH - Starrucca Creek Bridge
Posted November 25, 2020, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Tony,that might be the bridge i saw east of this bridge over Starrucca Creek on the ROW i followed on Google maps.

DH - Starrucca Creek Bridge
Posted November 25, 2020, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Kind of a curiousity why they would spend the money to remove the plate girder span. Is it possible they needed another structure somewhere else on the proposed trail and moved it?

DH - Starrucca Creek Bridge
Posted November 24, 2020, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

John,that explains why the girder bridge was removed.I followed the ROW east of this bridge and saw another bridge that crossed the Starrucca Creek.Looks like a girder bridge with another bridge that's paved next to it.I could be wrong but i'm just going by what i see on Google maps.I looked on Bridgehunter and didn't see nothing listed.

DH - Starrucca Creek Bridge
Posted November 24, 2020, by John Marvig

Found out why the girder span was removed. Apparently this bridge was converted to a trail this spring.

DH - Starrucca Creek Bridge
Posted July 14, 2020, by George A Oakley (Georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

John,girder bridges do have much more thicker steel on them.I've noticed that by looking at abandoned girder bridges here in Reading where I live.Also I know the area where this bridge is because I used to spend my weekends in Oakland and Susquehanna Pa at a good friends residence.

DH - Starrucca Creek Bridge
Posted July 14, 2020, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I'm guessing the girder span had quite a bit more scrap steel in it as well

DH - Starrucca Creek Bridge
Posted July 14, 2020, by George A Oakley (Georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

John,i noticed that and i'm thinking scrappers got to that span due to the location of it.Probably didn't want the truss bridge due to it's size.

DH - Starrucca Creek Bridge
Posted July 14, 2020, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Looks like the through girder span was removed from this bridge.