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NS - Codorus Creek Bridge (S)


A view from the south

Daniel Hopkins, October 2010


BH Photo #182268


Street View 


A simple deck bridge crossing that marks the end of the Conrail line from north to south and the Norfolk Southern Railroad from east to west. The bridge is currently co-owned by the York Railroad Authority.


Deck plate girder bridge over Codorus Creek on the railroad
York, York County, Pennsylvania
Limited rail traffic
Built in 1950 to carry extra cargo over the river
- Conrail (CR)
- Norfolk Southern Railway (NS)
Single span rail-bridge
Total length: 450.0 ft.
Deck width: 30.0 ft.
Also called
MPA Codorus Creek Bridge (S)
Little Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.96409, -76.73365   (decimal degrees)
39°57'51" N, 76°44'01" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/351934/4425211 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory number
BH 45792 (Bridgehunter.com ID)


Built 1950 (575)
Built during 1950s (3,815)
Conrail (1,479)
Deck girder (5,674)
Girder (10,063)
Have street view (26,552)
Norfolk Southern Railway (1,830)
Open (39,665)
Owned by railroad (12,249)
Pennsylvania (5,226)
Plate girder (7,789)
Railroad (15,305)
Total length 250-500 feet (5,187)
York County, Pennsylvania (139)
York, Pennsylvania (20)

Update Log 

  • September 24, 2016: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • November 11, 2010: Updated by Daniel Hopkins: Updated catagories
  • November 10, 2010: New photos from Daniel Hopkins
  • October 18, 2010: Updated by Daniel Hopkins: corrected N&W to N&S
  • October 12, 2010: Updated by Daniel Hopkins: Added pictures
  • October 11, 2010: Updated by Daniel Hopkins: Updated information in descrption.
  • September 28, 2010: Updated by Daniel Hopkins: updated information
  • August 19, 2010: Updated by Daniel Hopkins: updated info
  • August 16, 2010: Updated by Daniel Hopkins: Updated information
  • August 3, 2010: Added by Daniel Hopkins



South-Run Bridge
Posted September 7, 2011, by Daniel Hopkins (chimera [at] clovermail [dot] net)

Updated info -- The surrounding area has been transformed a little bit from an industrial yard into a street with park benches and newly laid sidewalks.

The bridge has seen a slight increase in traffic recently and I can honestly say I saw 4 trains in the same week utilize it.

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

I first learned of this bridge when I moved to York over a year ago (October-2009) but it's in an odd spot of town and very difficult to get pictures of. Currently there is construction and demonstration going on all over this side of town so several good over looks are blocked off or to dangerous to walk through. The bridge is visible from Pennsylvania Ave and is fairly well kept by the city from the looks of it. Occasionally you will see the Norfolk & Southern or a CSX train cross it but it seems like this line is soon to be closed.