Friday, December 15, 2017

NS/Penn Bridge over Conemaugh River in Johnstown, PA

(Bridge Hunter, Historic Bridges, HAER3D Satellite)

I recognize the name Johnstown as the town that got wiped out by a flood caused by a dam breaking.
Photo from HAER PA,11-JOTO,141--1 from pa3723
This seven-arch stone railroad bridge was built by the Pennsylvania Railroad in 1887. It is notable for surviving the famous 1889 flood, but it subsequently formed the base of a dam of debris that accumulated behind it and caught fire on the evening of the flood, burning alive a number of flood survivors trapped in the wreckage. [Bridge Hunter]

Tim Snyder posted two photos with the comment: "Fmr. PRR now NS RR bridge in Johnstown PA."


Sam Kanish posted
The famous Johnstown Stone Bridge, Johnstown, PA

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