Selinsgrove Bridge

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Selinsgrove Bridge
View of Selinsgrove Bridge across Susquehanna River
East channel spans of Selinsgrove Bridge, looking north.
Coordinates 40°48′05″N 76°50′44″W / 40.80139°N 76.84556°W / 40.80139; -76.84556 (Selinsgrove Bridge))Coordinates: 40°48′05″N 76°50′44″W / 40.80139°N 76.84556°W / 40.80139; -76.84556 (Selinsgrove Bridge))
Carries Railroad
Crosses Susquehanna River
Locale Selinsgrove Junction and Selinsgrove
Official name Selinsgrove Bridge
Other name(s) Selinsgrove Railroad Bridge
Maintained by Norfolk Southern Railway
Characteristics
Design Pratt truss
Material Wrought iron
No. of spans 16
History
Designer William H. Brown
Constructed by Pencoyd Bridge & Construction; Cofrode & Saylor
Opened 1888

The Selinsgrove Bridge is a railroad bridge that carries Norfolk Southern lines across the Susquehanna River between Lower Augusta Township, Pennsylvania and Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania. The bridge once carried Pennsylvania Railroad and later Penn Central Railroad lines across the river. The bridge crosses over Cherry and Fishers Islands. Many of its wrought iron Pratt through truss spans date to 1888, with significant alterations in 1901, 1925 and 1930.[1]

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  1. ^ Spivey, Justin M. (April 2000). "Pennsylvania Railroad, Selinsgrove Bridge" (PDF). Historic American Engineering Record. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress. p. 1. Retrieved January 29, 2014. 

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