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PA, Easton - Delaware Bridge, Pennsylvania Railroad - B17018

PA, Easton - Delaware Bridge, Pennsylvania Railroad - B17018


Pennsylvania postcard - Easton, PA

pub by Leo Meyer of Easton - R26566

Titled:  Delaware Bridge and showing Phillipsburg, NJ from Easton, PA

back:  This structure replaces a covered wooden bridge of 3 spans, each about 155 feet clear, supported by two hollow piers, 35 feet by 55 feet and 2 abutments.  Built in 1805, at time of removal being next to the oldest, if not the oldest wooden highway Bridge in the US.  Dimensions of present bridge a cantelever (cantilever bridge) bridge 550 feet between end piers, two shore arms, 125 feet each, suspended span 50 feet.  Trusses 36 feet, centers extreme width 56 feet 8 in., material med. steel, built 1895, elevation of Cap Stone on pier 187-87 feet above mean tide at Sandy Hook.

Mailed 1923 from Easton

To the right of the steel bridge is a building with Pennsylvania Railroad on it

You can see the tracks that cross in the center of the bridge for the electric or trolley cars

  • Please note that the majority of the cards are over 50 years old and as such, are sold AS IS. Tears will be noted but it would be too timely to note each fault on every card.  If condition is important to you - contact us with our number in the title & what it is that you would like to know or what it is that you would like pictured more closely.

  • Again, because of the age of the cards - they are noted as being USED - no matter if they are written on or not.

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