List of crossings of the Susquehanna River
List of Susquehanna River crossings proceeding upstream from the river mouth at the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland, USA, generally northward through Pennsylvania toward the main branch headwaters in New York. The West Branch crossings are listed afterward.
This list includes active road, railroad, foot, and trail bridges, dams, fords, ferries, and historic crossings. Presently it does not include historic ferry crossings. Railroad lines are generally as shown on the USGS topographic maps, which may not have been updated to reflect the creation of Conrail in the 1970s, which absorbed many lines in this area.
- 1 Main Branch
- 1.1 Maryland
- 1.2 Pennsylvania
- 1.3 New York
- 1.4 Pennsylvania
- 1.5 New York
- 2 West Branch Susquehanna River
- 3 References
In a geological sense, the Chesapeake Bay is just the ria, submerged valley, of the Susquehanna River. In that sense the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel and the Chesapeake Bay Bridge crossings precede those in the conventional list below.
|P.W. & B. Railroad Bridge (ruins)||Havre de Grace and Perryville|
|Amtrak Susquehanna River Bridge||Amtrak Northeast Corridor||Havre de Grace and Perryville|
|Thomas J. Hatem Memorial Bridge||US 40||Havre de Grace and Perryville via Garrett I.|
|CSX Susquehanna River Bridge||CSX Philadelphia Subdivision||Havre de Grace and Perryville via Garrett I.|
|Millard E. Tydings Memorial Bridge||Interstate 95||Havre de Grace and Perryville|
|Port Deposit Bridge (ruin) also called Susquehanna River Bridge, Rock Run Bridge||Harford County and Port Deposit via Roberts I.||Historic first fixed crossing (1817–1857)|
|Conowingo Dam||US 1||Harford County and Cecil County|
|Conowingo Bridge (demolished and submerged 1928)||US 1||Harford County and old Conowingo||Replaced by Conowingo Dam crossing|
|Norman Wood Bridge||PA 372||York County and Lancaster County|
|Holtwood Dam||No public thoroughfare||York County and Lancaster County|
|Safe Harbor Dam||No public thoroughfare||York County and Lancaster County|
|Columbia-Wrightsville Bridge||PA 462||Wrightsville and Columbia|
|Pennsylvania Railroad Bridge (demolished)||Wrightsville and Columbia|
|Wrightsville Dam||(low head, former canal feeder)||Wrightsville and Columbia|
|Wright's Ferry Bridge||US 30||Wrightsville and Columbia|
|Shocks Mills Bridge (railroad)||Wago Junction and Marietta|
Between Juniata River and West Branch Susquehanna River
|Clarks Ferry Dam||Perry County and Dauphin County||(former canal feeder)|
|Clarks Ferry Bridge|| U.S. Route 22
U.S. Route 322
|Perry County and Dauphin County|
|Millersburg Ferry wall||No public thoroughfare||Buffalo Township and Millersburg||crooked dam, for low water ferry operations|
|Millersburg Ferry||Buffalo Township and Millersburg||operates seasonally|
|Trevorton Bridge||Port Trevorton and Herndon via White I.||1855, Trevorton, Mahanoy & Susquehanna Railroad and road, dismantled 1870
see USGS Aerial imagery
|ford||Little Hoover I. and Lower Augusta Township near Boile Run||connects I. to eastern shore|
|Selinsgrove Bridge||Norfolk Southern Railroad||Selinsgrove and Selinsgrove Junction via Cherry and Fishers Is.||two separate steel truss bridges, built 1890 and 1892, with Fishers Island in between|
|Shamokin Power Plant dam (New Shamokin Dam)||No public thoroughfare||Shamokin Dam and Upper Augusta Township via Byers I.||low head dam for plant|
|Adam T. Bower Memorial Dam||No public thoroughfare||Shamokin Dam and Sunbury||inflatable dam|
|Shamokin Dam||Shamokin Dam and Sunbury||(original low head navigation and canal feeder) (18??-1904, replaced by Bower Dam)|
|Veterans Memorial Bridge||PA 61||Shamokin Dam and Sunbury|
Northumberland, Montour, and Columbia Counties
|Packers Island bridges||Penn Central Railroad||Northumberland and Sunbury via Packers I.||span on either side of I.|
|Bridge Avenue bridge||PA 147||Northumberland and Sunbury via Packers I.||span on either side of I.|
|Factory Street Bridge||PA 54||Danville and Riverside||opened in 2000|
|Mill Street Bridge(removed)||former PA 54||Danville and Riverside||replaced in 2000|
|Main Street Bridge||PA 42||Rupert and Catawissa|
|Railroad bridge||Conrail||Rupert and Catawissa|
|Pennsylvania Route 487 bridge||PA 487||Bloomsburg and Catawissa Township||Current structure replaced a multiple span truss bridge|
|Interstate 80 bridges||Interstate 80||Lime Ridge and Mifflinville|
|Market Street Bridge (Mifflinville)||Willow Springs and Mifflinville||Current structure replaced a multiple span truss bridge in the mid-1990s|
|Market Street Bridge (Berwick)||PA 93||Berwick and Nescopeck||Current structure replaced a multiple span truss bridge in 1981–82|
|Chestnut Street Bridge (Berwick) (ruin)||Berwick and Nescopeck||southern end was in Luzerne County|
|New Shickshinny-Mocanaqua Bridge||PA 239||Shickshinny and Mocanaqua||Under construction 1994|
|Old Shickshinny-Mocanaqua Bridge (removed)||former PA 239||Shickshinny and Mocanaqua||replaced in 199?|
|Retreat Bridge||Union Township and Retreat||State Correctional Institution - Retreat|
|Nanticoke Dam (defunct)||West Nanticoke and Nanticoke||appears on USGS Ariels,(former canal feeder) 1830–1901|
|Nanticoke Dam (proposed)||West Nanticoke and Nanticoke||(proposed, inflatable)|
|Nanticoke Bridge||Conrail||West Nanticoke and Nanticoke|
|Lower Broadway Street Bridge||West Nanticoke and Nanticoke|
|South Cross Valley Expressway||PA 29||West Nanticoke and Nanticoke|
|Fellows Avenue Bridge (Hanover Street Bridge) (defunct)||Plymouth and Lynnwood||removed after 1993|
|Carey Avenue Bridge||Plymouth and Lynnwood via Richard I.|
|Railroad Bridge||Plymouth and Wilkes-Barre||Removed after 1999|
|Luzerne County rail trail bridge||Kingston, Pennsylvania and Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania|
|Canadian Pacific Railway bridge||Kingston, Pennsylvania and Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania|
|Market Street Bridge||Kingston and Wilkes-Barre|
|North Street Bridge||Kingston and Wilkes-Barre|
|Kingston Bridge||Delaware and Hudson Railway||Kingston and Wilkes-Barre|
|North Cross Valley Expressway||PA 309||Kingston and Wilkes-Barre||2 1⁄2 bridges, highway and ramps|
|Wilkes-Barre Dam||Wilkes-Barre||(proposed, inflatable)|
|Eighth Street Bridge||Wyoming and Port Blanchard|
|Water Street Bridge (Pittston) (Fireman's Memorial Bridge)||West Pittston and Pittston|
|Fort Jenkins Bridge||US 11||West Pittston and Pittston|
|Railroad bridge||Conrail||West Pittston and Upper Pittston|
possibly a trail bridge
|possibly Conrail||West Pittston and Pittston Yards||Abandoned
appears in USGS Ariels
|PA 92||West Falls and Falls|
|Power transmission crossing||Eaton Township and Osterhout||on USGS aerial imagery|
|Joseph W. Hunter Highway Bridge|| PA 29
was US 309
was PA 309
|Eaton Township and Tunkhannock||old bridge was just west|
|Bridge Road Bridge (ruin)||formerly PA 87||North Mehoopany and Mehoopany Station|
|PA 87||North Mehoopany and Mehoopany Station|
|Church Street Bridge||PA SR 3001||Windham Township and Laceyville|
|PA SR 2010||Terry Township and Wyalusing|
|Rome Road Bridge||PA 187||Macedonia, Asylum Township and Wysox Township|
|Veterans Memorial Bridge||US 6||Towanda and Wysox Township||1986 replacement of an open grate bridge located two blocks upstream at Bridge Street.|
|railroad bridge||Norfolk Southern||Towanda and Wysox Township|
|James Street Bridge||PA SR 1041||North Towanda and Wysox Township||Open grate bridge destroyed by Hurricane Agnes, replaced shortly thereafter with a concrete structure.|
|Ulster Bridge||PA SR 1022||Ulster and Sheshequin||Open grate bridge replaced in 2007 with a concrete structure.|
|Athens River Bridge||PA SR 1056||Athens and Athens Township||98-year-old open grate bridge replaced in 2006 with concrete structure.|
|Lockhart Street Bridge||Sayre and Athens Township|
|Southern Tier Expressway bridges||NY 17||Ellistown, Barton town and Litchfield, Nichols town||two twin bridges, on either side of island|
|Smithboro and Nichols Bridge (ruin)||Smithboro and Hoopers Valley|
|NY 282||Smithboro and Nichols village|
|Court Street Bridge|| NY 96
|Owego||Connects NY 434 and NY 17 (future I-86) with NY 17C
Fifth bridge on site; completely rebuilt in 2003
|Hiawatha Bridge||NY 434 CONN
NY 17 Access Road
(Reference Route 960J)
|Owego||Connects NY 434 and NY 17 to NY 17C
Expressway standard; opened in 1968
|Apalachin-Campville Bridge also known as "Millennium Bridge"||NY 962J (Valley View Drive)||Apalachin and Campville||Connects NY 434 and NY 17 (Exit 66) to NY 17C
Western Broome County (Binghamton Area)
|Vestal–Endicott Bridge||CR 48||Vestal and Endicott||Connects Vestal Road and North Main Street with Vestal Avenue|
|Thomas J. Watson Memorial Bridge||NY 26||Vestal and Endicott||Connects NY 434 and NY 17 (Exit 67) with NY 17C
Expressway; opened in 1962
|NY 17||Vestal and Endicott||Four lane|
|Johnson City Power Plant dam||Willow Point and Johnson City|
|railroad bridge||Erie Lackawanna Railway||Willow Point and Johnson City|
|C. Fred Johnson Bridge||NY 201||Willow Point and Johnson City||Connects NY 434 and Vestal Road with the Johnson City flyover and roundabout and effectively NY 17 (Exit 70) and Harry L. Drive
Expressway; opened in 1954
|dam||Binghamton||on either side of I.|
|dam||Binghamton||just above confluence of Chenango River|
|South Washington Street Parabolic Bridge||Closed to vehicular traffic||Binghamton||Connects NY 434 and Conklin Avenue with NY 992E
Only pedestrian and bicycle traffic allowed; closed to vehicular traffic for decades; triple lenticular truss bridge dating to 1886
|State Street Bridge||NY 434||Binghamton||Carries NY 434 to NY 363, NY 992E, and US 11
Interchanges with Conklin Avenue and Tremont Avenue
|Exchange Street Bridge||Binghamton||Connects Conklin Avenue with NY 363|
|Rockbottom Street Bridge||Binghamton||Removed in mid-first decade of the 21st century.|
|Tompkins Street Bridge||NY 7||Binghamton||Connects US 11 with Binghamton’s Southside|
|Railroad Bridge||Erie Lackawanna Railway||Binghamton|
|Conklin-Kirkwood Road Bridge||CR 177||Conklin and Kirkwood||Connects NY 7 with Spud Lane, Colesville Road, and effectively US 11 and the NY 17 – I-81 concurrency|
|Conklin Forks Road Bridge||CR 20||Conklin Forks and Kirkwood||Connects County Route 8 and County Route 141 with Bridge Street, US 11 and I-81 (Exit 1).|
|Main Street Bridge||US 11||Hallstead and Great Bend|
|Interstate Bridges||Interstate 81||Hallstead and Great Bend||twin spans|
|Railroad bridges||Conrail||Susquehanna and Oakland via I.||bridge on either side of I.|
|Oakland Dam||No public thoroughfare||Susquehanna and Oakland||low head dam|
|Bridge|| PA 92
|Susquehanna and Oakland||Recent construction (not on topos)|
|Westfall Avenue||Susquehanna and Oakland|
Eastern Broome County
|This section requires expansion. (June 2008)|
- CR 28 Bridge (Chapel St in Windsor)
- Ouaquaga Bridge, road bridge crossing the river in Ouaquaga. The bridge is claimed to be the only double lenticular truss bridge in New York State. The bridge, opened in 1889, has since been bypassed, but still exists as a landmark. A parking lot has been built for the bridge and an adjacent river access.
- CR 229 Bridge (Bridge St in Center Village)
- I-88 Bridges. Double Two lane Concrete bridges that are located in the Town of Colesville, just south of the hamlet of Nineveh
- CR 233 Bridge in Nineveh
|This section requires expansion. (June 2008)|
- I-88 Exit 7/State Route 41 Bridge located in the Village of Afton.
- I-88 Exit 8/State Route 206 Bridge, is located in the Village of Bainbridge, NY, the newest version of the Route 206 bridge was completed in 2007. This bridge sits on the site of the previous bridge, which existed from 1958 to 2007. The newest iteration is the 5th bridge built on that site. The original crossing was a two lane wooden covered bridge from the late 18th century that collapsed during a winter ice jam. Part of the wooden deck of the original bridge can be seen in the river bed below the North end of the bridge, off the western side.
|This section requires expansion. (June 2008)|
- State Route 8 Bridge, a Girder bridge located on the west end of the Village of Sidney, this bridge provides two wide lanes of traffic for I-88's connection to Route 8.
- Main St. Bridge, Village of Sidney, a Truss bridge located in the Village of Sidney on Main St.
- D&H Trestle, A Delaware and Hudson Railway Trestle bridge located in the East end of the Village of Sidney.
- I-88 Exit 10 Bridge, Town of Unadilla, A modern concrete crossing that connects Village of Unadilla to Interstate 88.
- Bridge Street Bridge, Town of Unadilla, Demolished.
- I-88 Exit 11 Bridge, Town of Unadilla/Sidney, a.k.a. the Green Bridge, located in the Village of Unadilla, is a large two span iron Truss bridge connects the Village of Unadilla to Interstate 88 via State Route 357.
- Wells Bridge (Original), The original Wells Bridge is a two lane Iron truss Bridge with a "holey deck" that is accessible to pedestrians, only. There are gates at each end of the bridge to prevent vehicle traffic, and the maximum weight is listed as 10 people.
- County Route 44 Bridge, Hamlet of Wells Bridge (1990s), An upstream replacement for the old Iron Truss Bridge. Built as a two lane Girder bridge and located in the Hamlet of Wells Bridge. Connects Wells Bridge to the Town of Sidney.
|This section requires expansion. (June 2008)|
- I-88 Exit 12, Otego Bridge, A modern concrete crossing that connects Village of Otego to Interstate 88.
- Otego's River St Bridge, A Iron bridge w/ Asphalt deck which had been built in 1905, but was closed to all traffic in 1977 and demolished in 1987. Prior to closing, it provided a quick connection from River Street in Village of Otego to the Village of Franklin via County Route 48 (also known as the Back River Rd).
- D&H Trestle, A Delaware and Hudson Railway Through Truss Bridge located approximately 0.35 miles north of River Street in the Village of Otego.
- Ryndes Bridge, A Delaware and Hudson Railway Trestle bridge named in honor of D&H Engineer James Ryndes, who died when an earlier bridge at the same location collapsed underneath his train and fell into the Susquehanna River. This bridge is located in the SE corner of Town of Otego just west of the I-88 Town of Otego Bridges and 2.85 miles north of Otego Village.
- I-88 Bridges, Town of Otego, twin concrete bridges located in the SE corner of Otego (town), New York provide an East and a West crossing for Interstate 88.
- St Highway 205 bridge, Town of Oneonta, a four lane Girder Bridge located in the Oneonta (town), New York's West End. This bridge provides a crossing of the river for Oneonta's West End Residents, and access to Interstate 88.
- I-88 Exit 14 Bridge, Town of Oneonta, a four lane Girder Bridge connecting the City of Oneonta to Interstate 88 and State Highway 23 & 28 in the Town of Oneonta.
- I-88 Exit 15 Bridge (aka, James F. Lettice Hwy), a four lane Girder Bridge connecting the City of Oneonta to Interstate 88 and State Highway 23 in the Town of Oneonta.
- Emmons Bridge, a four lane Girder Bridge located SE of Emmons, NY on County Route 47. This bridge provides a crossing of the river for Oneonta's East End Residents.
- I-88 Exit 16 Bridges, twin bridges located just East of Oneonta, NY provide an East and a West crossing for Interstate 88.
- D&H Trestle, A Delaware and Hudson Railway Trestle bridge located just south of the Colliersville Bridge.
- Colliersville Bridge, is located on State Highway 7 in the Milford (town), New YorkHamlet of Colliersville.
- Route 28 Bridge, is located just North of Colliersville on State Highway 28, the main thoroughfare between I-88 and Cooperstown, New York.
- Portlandville Bridge, is located at the inlet of Goodyear Lake. This a new Girder bridge that replaced an older Truss bridge around 2002.
- CACV Trestle 1, a Cooperstown and Charlotte Valley Railroad Trestle located just north of the Portlandville Bridge.
- East Main St. Bridge, is a two lane Girder bridge located on East Main St. in Milford, New York.
- CACV Trestle 2, a Cooperstown and Charlotte Valley Railroad Trestle located just south of the Index Bridge.
- Index Bridge, is a two lane Truss bridge crossing the river as County Highway 11c outside of Index, New York.
- CACV Trestle 3, a Cooperstown and Charlotte Valley Railroad Trestle located just north of the Index Bridge.
- Phoenix Mills Bridge, is a two lane, Iron Truss bridge, located on Phoenix Mills Rd in Phoenix Mills, New York that is now open to pedestrian traffic, only.
- CACV Trestle 4, A Cooperstown and Charlotte Valley Railroad Trestle located just north of the Phoenix Mills Bridge.
- Susquehanna St Bridge, Village of Cooperstown, is a two lane bridge located in Cooperstown, New York that passes over the river near the Clark Sports Center.
- Mill St Bridge, Village of Cooperstown, is a two lane Bailey Bridge located in Cooperstown, New York that passes over the Otsego Lake dam.
- Cooperstown Footbridge, footbridge located between the Main St. and Mill St. Bridges.
- Main Street Bridge, Village of Cooperstown, is a two lane bridge located in Cooperstown, New York over the mouth of Otsego Lake just after the river begins to form a channel.
From Sunbury up the western branch to the headwaters.
Northumberland/Union and Lycoming Counties, Williamsport
|railroad bridge||Conrail||McElhattan and Avis|
|US 220||McElhattan and Avis||twin span|
|Bridge Road||McElhattan and Crestmont|
|River Road bridges||Lock Haven and Liberty Church via Great Island||Bridge on either side of island|
|Woodward Road Bridge||PA 150||Lock Haven and Dunnstown|
|Lock Haven Dam||No public thoroughfare||Lock Haven and Woodward School||low head dam|
|Jay Street Bridge||PA 664||Lock Haven and Lockport|
|railroad bridge||Penn Central Railroad||Bald Eagle Township and Farrandsville|
|Hyner Bridge||PA 120||Chapman Township and Hyner|
|Memorial Bridge||PA 144||South Renovo and Renovo|
|West End Bridge||South Renovo and Renovo||dogleg, replaced in 1972|
Centre and eastern Clearfield Counties
|Karthaus Bridge||PA 879||Burnside Township and Karthaus|
|Rolling Stone Bridge||PA 1011||Sylvan Grove and Rolling Stone|
|Deer Creek Road Bridge||Graham Township and Coudley|
|Deer Creek Road Bridge (ruin)||Graham Township and Coudley||abutments only|
|Deer Creek Road Bridge (ruin)||Graham Township and Coudley||abutments only|
|railroad bridge||Conrail||Bradford Township and Shawville||west of Shawville Tunnel|
|PA 970||Bradford Township and Shawville|
|Shawville Dam||Bradford Township and Shawville|
|Interstate 80||Bradford Township and Lawrence Township||twin bridges|
|railroad bridge||Conrail||Bradford Township and Lawrence Township||north of Fulton Tunnel|
|railroad bridge||Conrail||Clearfield and Lawrence Township|
|PA 879||Clearfield and Lawrence Township|
|Clearfield Dam||No public thoroughfare||Clearfield||low head dam|
|Bridge Street Bridge|| US 322
|Market Street Bridge||near PA 153||Clearfield|
|Washington Street Bridge||PA 1001||Riverview and Hyde|
|Twenty-Eighth Division Highway Bridge||PA 879||Riverview and Hyde|
|railroad bridge||Conrail||Susquehanna Bridge and Pike Township|
|Porters Bridge||Old Erie Pike||Susquehanna Bridge and Pike Township|
|Stadium Drive Bridge||Curwensville|
|gauging station dam||No public thoroughfare||Pike Township and Curwensville||appears on topographic map|
|Susquehanna Avenue Bridge||PA 453||Pike Township and Curwensville|
|Curwensville Dam||No public thoroughfare||Pike Township south of Curwensville|
Western Clearfield County
|PA 729||Ferguson Township and Lumber City|
|PA 3005||Greenwood Township and Bells Landing|
|railroad bridge||Conrail||Greenwood Township and Bells Landing|
|Zorger Road Bridge||Greenwood Township and Cory Run|
|Camp Corbly Road Bridge||Bower and Camp Corbly|
|Colonel Drake Highway Bridge||PA 36||Mahaffey|
|railroad bridge||Conrail||Whisky Run confluence, near McGees Mills|
|McGees Mills Covered Bridge||Covered Bridge Road||Bell Township and McGees Mills|
|ford or washed out bridge||Bell Township south of McGees Mills||appears on topographic
map and mapquest
|railroad bridge||Conrail||Bell Township south of McGees Mills|
|Snyder Road Bridge||Bell Township south of McGees Mills||appears on topographic map,
aerials and Google Maps
|dam or narrow bridge||no public thoroughfare||Bell Township south of McGees Mills||appears on topographic map|
|foot bridge||Burnside Township and Bell Township
in saw tooth of township borders
|appears on topographic map|
|railroad bridge||Conrail||Dowler Junction, Burnside Township|
|Kantz Hill Road Bridge||Burnside Township, south of Burnside|
|foot or narrow bridge||Chetremon Golf Course, Burnside Township|
|Butterbaugh Road Bridge||Burnside Township and Stifflertown||or Stifflertown Road
|Cherry Street Bridge||PA 580||Cherry Tree|
|dam||Cherry Tree||appears on topographic map|
|Peg Run Road Bridge||PA 240||Susquehanna Township near Emeigh|
|railroad bridge (ruin)||Conrail||Susquehanna Township near Emeigh||old grade, bridge status uncertain|
|Shawna Road Bridge||US 219||Susquehanna Township near Greenwich|
|Shawna Road Bridge||US 219||Garmantown|
|Redbud Street Bridge||Barnesboro||possibly 22nd St.
|Bethwell Road Bridge||Barnesboro||possibly Bethwell St. or Maple Ave.
|Susquehanna Avenue Foot Bridge||Barnesboro||possibly Susquehanna St.
|Barr Avenue Bridge||Barnesboro|
|Twenty Fourth Street Bridge||PA 271||Spangler|
|Sixteenth Street Bridge||Spangler|
|Patterson Road Bridge||North of Watkins, Barr Township|
|Thirteen Hill Road Bridge||South of Watkins, Barr Township|
|mine bridges||Barr Township, west of Barnes||also conveyors|
|railroad bridge||Conrail||Barnes, West Carroll Township|
|Township Drive Bridge||Bakerton, West Carroll Township|
|Foot bridge||Bakerton, West Carroll Township||Shows on USGS ariels|
|Reed Street Bridge||Bakerton, West Carroll Township|
|Goodway Road Bridge||Bakerton, West Carroll Township|
|railroad bridge||Penn Central Railroad||South of Bakerton, West Carroll Township||mine spur, possibly removed|
|Number 6 Road Bridge||South of Bakerton, West Carroll Township|
|Deveaux Street Bridge||West of Carrolltown|
|Smith Road Bridge||West of Carrolltown|
|railroad bridge||Penn Central Railroad||West of Carrolltown||mine spur|
|Myers Road Bridge||West of Carrolltown|
|railroad bridge||Penn Central Railroad||West of Carrolltown|