Morrisville–Trenton Railroad Bridge

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Morrisville–Trenton Railroad Bridge
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SEPTA train crossing Delaware River
Coordinates 40°12′30″N 74°46′02″W / 40.2082°N 74.7672°W / 40.2082; -74.7672Coordinates: 40°12′30″N 74°46′02″W / 40.2082°N 74.7672°W / 40.2082; -74.7672
Carries Amtrak Northeast Corridor, SEPTA Trenton Line, and NJ Transit Northeast Corridor Line (non-revenue/deadhead to NJT's Morrisville Yard)
Crosses Delaware River
Locale Morrisville, Pennsylvania, and Trenton, New Jersey
Maintained by Amtrak
Characteristics
Design Stone arch bridge
Total length 1,220 feet (370 m)
Width 54 feet (16 m)
Longest span 60 feet (18 m)
History
Opened 1903

The Morrisville–Trenton Railroad Bridge is a rail bridge across the Delaware River between Morrisville, Pennsylvania and Trenton, Mercer County, New Jersey, United States.

The bridge carries the Amtrak Northeast Corridor trains and SEPTA Trenton Line as well as non-revenue trains for NJ Transit's Northeast Corridor Line that have terminated at the Trenton Transit Center bound for the Morrisville Yard.

History[edit]

A series of Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR) predecessors operated trains across the nearby Lower Trenton Bridge from 1834 until 1903, when PRR completed a grade separation project through Trenton, including this stone arch bridge on a new alignment.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Spivey, Justin M. (April 2000). "Pennsylvania Railroad, Delaware River Bridge" (PDF). Historic American Engineering Record. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress. p. 3. Retrieved January 30, 2018. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Messer, David W. & Roberts, Charles S. (2002). Triumph V. Barnard, Roberts & Co., Inc. ISBN 0-934118-27-2. 

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