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Pine Creek Rail Trail Bridge 3

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Pine Creek Rail Trail Bridge 3

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: October 29, 2016

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Railroad (Pine Creek Rail Trail) Over Little Pine Creek
Location
Rural: Lycoming County, Pennsylvania: United States
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1902 By Builder/Contractor: American Bridge Company of New York, New York

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
150 Feet (45.7 Meters)
Structure Length
300 Feet (91.4 Meters)
Roadway Width
Not Available
Spans
2 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
Not Applicable

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Bridge Documentation

Located on a rail-trail in a scenic mountainous setting, this is one of several stunning historic truss bridges on the rail-trail. All appear to have been built ca. 1901-1902 by the American Bridge Company, making them early examples of what was then a newly-founded company. Those bridges with surviving plaques state that they were built by the Elmira, New York plant of American Bridge. The railroad line was previously a Penn Central and New York Central line. Lengths given are extremely rough estimates.

This bridge sits next to a highway bridge where a historic lenticular truss bridge called the Waterville Bridge was located. That bridge was moved and preserved in Lebanon County.

 

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