Bear Creek Bridge
Carlisle, PA – Cumberland and York Counties today announced the permanent closure of Bishop
Bridge carrying Bishop Road over the Yellow Breeches Creek in Upper Allen Township,
Cumberland County and Monaghan Township, York County. The 123-year-old bridge was closed
after a routine 3-month inspection revealed ongoing and significant deterioration of the bridge’s
Technically the Enola Low Grade Trail is a trail that was once the Atglen to Susquehanna Branch of the Pennsylvania Railroad. The line eventually goes on to Harrisburg. The western terminus to the the trail is here:
This is the best access point to the Safe Harbor Bridge a bit more than five miles downriver. Right now the closest you can get to the bridge from the trail is a couple hundred yards as they are currently rehabbing the bridge to extend the trail over it. Plans are to have it open to bicyclists and pedestrians by the end of this year. Access from the east was cut off when the deck of the Martic Forge Trestle 3.5 miles away was set ablaze by an arsonist shortly after it was rehabbed / redecked for bicycle and pedestrian use. Plans are underway to soon redeck the bridge again - this time with concrete panels like those to be used on the Safe Harbor Bridge.
Bridge temporarily closed and detour in place while it receives $5.6 million in improvements which includes "the installation of the existing truss above a new steel-beam and timber-deck bridge, the addition of a new bridge pier and upgraded bridge railings."
Via a link titled "Bridge Plan Sheets - April 2018" within the above link, posted below shows a pier splitting the span 88'-8" / 70'-4":
In the process of being saved and relocated to a small park nearby about a football field away.
DEMOLISHED :( Photo taken 05.11.2019 of replacement UC attached.
Suicide. She jumped from the catwalk on the underside of the bridge. It was her second attempt! The bridge deck is 30 feet wide and only two lanes - ample room to walk across atop the bridge IMHO. Photo below is from a visit to the very same bridge / catwalk several years ago.
AIRVILLE, Pa. (AP) — A coroner says a Pennsylvania woman died after twice jumping from the same bridge.
York County Coroner Pam Gay has yet to release the name of the 25-year-old woman who died about noon Tuesday. Gay has ruled the death a suicide.
Gay says witnesses saw the woman jump from a catwalk beneath the Norman Wood Bridge in Lower Chanceford Township and land on a sandy area about 20 feet below. The woman told the witnesses she was OK before climbing back onto the catwalk beneath the bridge and walking farther out over the Susquehanna River.
The coroner says that's where the woman jumped again, this time landing on some rocks near a bridge pier more than 100 feet below.
The two-lane, 21-span bridge connects York and Lancaster counties.
50 ton Crane vs 2 ton posted bridge makes for the highest ratio of load to limit I'm aware of... 25:1
It is not in Wisconsin. It is the Dingman's Ferry Bridge spanning the Delaware River connecting Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
The 11' height sign, blinking yellow lights, and no pedestrian signs on the guardrail ends match the Google Drive By (may have to scroll around as this is a very narrow view between traffic).