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Nisbet or Williamsport Railroad, Lycoming County

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Inventory Number: PA/38-41-38x
County: Lycoming County
Township: Susquehanna - Woodward
Bridge Name: Nisbet or Williamsport Railroad
Crosses: West Branch Susquehanna River
Truss type: Howe & Arch
Spans: 7
Length: 1126'
Roadway Width:
Builder: Philadelphia and Erie Railroad
When Lost: 1909
Cause: Dismantled
Latitude: N41 13.505
Longitude: W077 06.589
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Topographic map of the area
Directions: Pennsylvania Railroad between the western end of Williamsport and the village of Nisbet. The north shore area was also known as Linden Station.

Nisbet or Williamsport Railroad Bridge, Susquehanna, Lycoming County, PA Dismantled 1909
Todd Clark Collection
This bridge was replaced with a seven span wrought iron or steel Warren through truss bridge, started in 1907, that was still standing in July 2007. The covered bridge had mostly 14-panel spans, but the north end span was 10-panel. The 1907 replacement was built about 180 feet downstream on the north shore and effectively shared the same abutment with the original bridge on the south shore. The replacement was to be 1,128 feet long. The original bridge was likely 1,080 feet, based on measuring between what appear to be the original abutments.
Moll, Fred J.. Pennsylvania's Covered Bridges - Our Heritage, 2004, pages 114-115
Kipphorn, Thomas. Information received by email, July 2007

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