South Pennsylvania Railroad Bridge (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania)

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South Pennsylvania Railroad Bridge
Coordinates40°14′57″N 76°53′00″W / 40.2493°N 76.8834°W / 40.2493; -76.8834Coordinates: 40°14′57″N 76°53′00″W / 40.2493°N 76.8834°W / 40.2493; -76.8834
CrossesSusquehanna River
Locale(ruins) Cumberland County, Pennsylvania and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

The South Pennsylvania Railroad Bridge would have carried the South Pennsylvania Railroad rail lines across the Susquehanna River between Cumberland County, Pennsylvania and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Work began on the South Penn and was abruptly halted by banker J. P. Morgan in 1885 when he called a truce in the railroad wars that threatened to undermine investor confidence in the Pennsylvania and New York Central railroads.[1] Eight piers still rise from the water at the west side of the river near the Philadelphia & Reading Railroad Bridge.

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  1. ^ Harrisburg Area Riverboat Society (November 29, 2006). "Bridges on the Susquehanna River". Archived from the original on December 16, 2006. Retrieved 2006-11-29.