Train Bridge 6

Basic
Region: Pennsylvania
Location
Type: Railroad feature
Status: Abandoned
Bridge Structure
Type: Rail
Status: Abandoned
Length: 610 feet
Height (AGL): 90 feet
Opened: 1895
Closed: mid 1980s

This bridge was built in 1895 by the Erie Railroad to gain access to the coal market. The line and bridge changed hands a few times. In 1972, Hurricane Agnes crippled the Erie Lackawanna, and Conrail picked up operations on the line. Conrail operated the line for a while after, until its eventual abandonment in the mid 1980s.

The tracks are still there, up to a mile after the bridge, although they are severely overgrown. A few railroad switches are still in place even!

Train Bridge 6 From Below

Train Bridge 6 From Below

by Max Loiacono - All rights reserved

Here is a view of the [[ train bridge // Train Bridge 6 ]] from below. The tracks directly in front of me are active.

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Train Bridge 6 On Top, Looking Ahead

Train Bridge 6 On Top, Looking Ahead

by Max Loiacono - All rights reserved

On top of the [[ bridge // Train Bridge 6 ]], looking down the line. The bridge is in extremely good condition for its age.

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Train Bridge 6 Railing

Train Bridge 6 Railing

by Max Loiacono - All rights reserved

Here is a shot of what is left of the railing in some parts of [[ Train Bridge 6 ]]. The boardwalk is also very sketchy.

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Train Bridge 6 Equipment at End

Train Bridge 6 Equipment at End

by Max Loiacono - All rights reserved

Here is a big piece of metal equipment at the end of [[ Train Bridge 6 ]]. It appears to be some kind of chute. If anyone knows that this really is, please contact me.

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Train Bridge 6 View from Top

Train Bridge 6 View from Top

by Max Loiacono - All rights reserved

Here is the view from the middle of the [[ train bridge // Train Bridge 6 ]].

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