Pogue Bridge

Pogue Bridge

The Pogue Bridge is a historic Warren truss and girder deck bridge that carried the East Broad Top Railroad over Aughwick Creek in Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania.


The Pogue Bridge is a historic Warren truss and girder deck bridge that carried the East Broad Top Railroad over Aughwick Creek in Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania.

The Pogue Bridge was constructed in 1874 and included a 200′ main span and a southern approach trestle. 3 A flood in 1889 washed away an approach trestle, and the crossing was damaged during the January and March ice thaws in 1904. The main span was replaced with two 104′ Warren truss deck spans and one 60′ deck girder span by the American Bridge Company in the fall and winter of 1904. The southern approach trestle was replaced by earth fill in 1911.

The last revenue freight operation was operated over the bridge on April 6, 1956, and all traffic ceased on April 14. 1 2


Information

  • State: Pennsylvania
  • Route:
  • Type: Warren Deck Truss, Girder or Beam
  • Status:
  • Total Length: 268 feet
  • Main Span Length: 104 feet

Sources

  1. Coleman, Christopher D. “East Broad Top Railroad Timeline.” East Broad Top Homepage, 21 Nov. 2008.
  2. Slim, William. “The East Broad Top Railroad.” OKthePK.
  3. Coleman, Christopher D. “Pogue Bridge.” East Broad Top Homepage.

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