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P&LE Railroad Bridge - Newport (New Beaver Boro) PA

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The Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad (P&LE) opened its Pittsburgh-New Castle-Youngstown mainline in early 1879. It’s likely a small bridge was built across the Beaver River at Newport at that time. In 1914 the P&LE made plans to build a new double-track bridge at the site, which likely resulted in the structure seen above. CSX took over most of the P&LE mainline in the early 1990’s and still runs trains over this bridge today. (c2008)


The old railroad bridge sits in a secluded area just north of the village of Newport. (Apr 2017)


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This iron plaque reads: “American Bridge Company USA 1917.” (Apr 2017)


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The modern trains of the CSX still utilize the bridge today. (Apr 2017)


The view from under the bridge and looking west along the Beaver River. (Apr 2017)


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Looking north from the bridge as the tracks head towards West Pittsburg. (Apr 2017)

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