4 votes

NS - Codorus Creek Bridge (N)


Looking from the south

Daniel Hopkins, October 2010


BH Photo #182265

Street View 


A simple rail-bridge that carries the Western Maryland Rail Road Freights to and from York, PA. This bridge is co-owned by the York Railroad Authority.1940 date is likely wrong and may just be a default date.


Pratt through truss bridge over Codorus Creek
York, York County, Pennsylvania
Limited rail traffic
Currently unknown
- Norfolk Southern Railway (NS)
- Western Maryland Railway (WM)
- York Railway (YKR)
Pratt through truss
Total length: 230.0 ft.
Deck width: 45.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 25.0 ft.
Also called
MPA - Codorus Creek Bridge (N)
Cottage Hill Railroad Bridge
Western Maryland RR Crossing
NS - North-Run Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.96511, -76.73386   (decimal degrees)
39°57'54" N, 76°44'02" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/351919/4425324 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory number
BH 45791 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 14, 2013: New Street View added by Dave King
  • December 11, 2011: Updated by Tony Dillon: Fixed truss type as this is a Pratt and not a Pennsylvania
  • December 11, 2011: New photo from Daniel Hopkins
  • November 11, 2010: Updated by Daniel Hopkins: Updated catagories
  • November 10, 2010: New photos from Daniel Hopkins
  • October 12, 2010: Updated by Daniel Hopkins: Added pictures
  • October 11, 2010: Updated by Daniel Hopkins: Added more information to Descripiton & Traffic status
  • September 28, 2010: Updated by Daniel Hopkins: updated information
  • August 16, 2010: Updated by Daniel Hopkins: Discovered name of creek
  • August 3, 2010: Added by Daniel Hopkins


  • Daniel Hopkins - chimera [at] clovermail [dot] net
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com


NS - Codorus Creek Bridge (N)
Posted June 20, 2016, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Bob, I would estimate this bridge at ca. 1890's.

There are still a fair amount of them out there. Many of this type are abandoned, while ones still in use might be threatened with replacement.

NS - Codorus Creek Bridge (N)
Posted June 20, 2016, by Bob (bwinyork [at] gmail [dot] com)

Do you know approximate dates for this pin connected design? Are these bridges common or rare?

Thanks so much, Bob

NS - Codorus Creek Bridge (N)
Posted June 20, 2016, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)


This bridge is pin connected (generally pre-dating riveted connections). The lower cord looks standard for the type.

Hope this helps.


Art S.

North-Run Bridge
Posted August 30, 2010, by Daniel (chimera [at] clovermail [dot] net)

This bridge is fairly well kept but really difficult for me to get photographs of due to it's location. The tracks are all over grown however and its really rare to see a train lurch across the bridge, and the one time I have seen it happen was by a switcher-engine hauling some box cars out of the way of a larger petrol train.

Anyway the bridge is rusted but intact and considering the amount of weight it carried the one time I did see it carry boxcars it must be in good condition.