West trenton rail bridge turns 100 today?

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West trenton rail bridge turns 100 today?

Postby 25Hz » Wed May 29, 2013 5:28 am

Was just doing some research into the old reading delaware river bridge (west trenton rail bridge) and it seems it was dedicated 100 years ago today!

Going to doylestown today, so perhaps on the way home instead of exiting train at langhorne i will continue to west trenton! :)
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Re: West trenton rail bridge turns 100 today?

Postby glennk419 » Wed May 29, 2013 1:14 pm

Thanks for sharing, might want to post this over on the Reading Railroad forum as well. It could use some fresh news. :-)
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Re: West trenton rail bridge turns 100 today?

Postby rslitman » Wed May 29, 2013 4:28 pm

100th anniversaries in this fortnight are not so rare in West Trenton. My employer, New Jersey Manufacturers (NJM) Insurance, hits the century mark on June 7. But they didn't move to West Trenton until 1966.

If I had gone to work today (I took the short holiday week off), I would have been on the bridge just about the time I read this message now. I will think about this anniversary the next time I'm on the West Trenton train.
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Re: West trenton rail bridge turns 100 today?

Postby 25Hz » Wed May 29, 2013 5:54 pm

Didn't go today, going tomorrow, looked at my calendar wrong, however i'm going to try and go get some photos before the light is gone today! :)

It's too bad they couldn't make the viaduct 3 tracks, as the centennial bridge was 3 tracks.......
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