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Delaware River Viaduct

Delaware River Viaduct, Pennsylvania(HAER, PA,48-PORT.V,2-1)

General Information

Structural Type: Arch bridge
Function / usage: Railroad (railway) bridge
Other name(s): Delaware
Built: 1908 - 1911
Status: out of service

Geographic Information & Related Structures

Location: Portland, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, USA, North America
Columbia, Warren County, New Jersey, USA, North America
  • Delaware River

Technical Information


width 10.4 m
total length 442.6 m
span lengths 2 x 36.6 m - 5 x 45.7 m - 2 x 10.1 m
arch thickness 1.8 m


piers reinforced concrete
arches reinforced concrete


Multiple-span reinforced concrete bridge including open- and closed-spandrel arches on a skewed and curved alignment, without expansion joints despite its extreme length.

Tracks have been removed but the bridge is currently being considered for New Jersey Transit commuter rail service into northeastern Pennsylvania.


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Internal Information
Structure-ID: 20009581
Created: 02/07/2003
Last Updated: 29/07/2014