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Ma & Pa - Muddy Creek Bridge

Photos 

Old Ma and Pa RxR bridge

Photo taken by Panoramio user G Day

License: Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs (CC BY-ND)

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BH Photo #267596

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned through truss bridge over Muddy Creek on Maryland & Pennsylvania Railroad
Location
York County, Pennsylvania
Status
Derelict/abandoned on private property posted against trespassing
History
Built 1900
Builder
- Pennsylvania Steel Co. of Steelton, Pennsylvania
Railroad
- Maryland & Pennsylvania Railroad (MPA)
Design
Pratt through truss
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on May 4, 1995
Also called
MPA - Muddy Creek Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.76050, -76.35080   (decimal degrees)
39°45'38" N, 76°21'03" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/384292/4402047 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Holtwood
Inventory number
BH 58258 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 10, 2020: Bridge is posted against trespassing
  • January 8, 2015: Updated by Luke: Added builder + date
  • October 21, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added alt name
  • October 21, 2013: Updated by Jodi Christman: Corrected name of railroad
  • October 2, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added categories "Maryland & Pennsylvania Railroad", "Railroad"
  • October 2, 2013: Added by Dave King

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Comments 

Ma & Pa - Muddy Creek Bridge
Posted May 29, 2020, by Mike Daffron (daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com)

Speaking of "No Trespassing", do other states besides Indiana have this law that allows an owner to paint a big-ass purple rectangle on a tree that signifies "No Trespassing"? I am not a fan.

Ma & Pa - Muddy Creek Bridge
Posted May 29, 2020, by George A Oakley (Georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Dave,thanks for the information about this bridge and possible access.I myself don't believe in trespassing but do ask for permission to see bridges if I can.If not,no big deal.

Ma & Pa - Muddy Creek Bridge
Posted May 29, 2020, by Dave Reese/ Half owner of Ma & Pa Muddy creek bridge (davereese1 [at] live [dot] com)

The Ma & Pa Muddy creek RR bridge is privately owned by 2 different property owners. The only way to access the bridge is by trespassing. Only steel girders remain that are covered in algae making it really slick and dangerous to walk on. The only way to legally access the bridge is by kayaking down Muddy creek.

Ma & Pa Muddy Creek Bridge
Posted February 1, 2014, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

does anyone know the current status of this abandoned r.r. bridge?please let me know.thanks.

Ma & Pa Muddy Creek Bridge
Posted October 21, 2013, by Anonymous

Actually MPA was the correct reporting mark, but if Ma & Pa is preferred, than that's OK.