Stone Bridge

Johnstown, PA

This seven-arch stone railroad bridge was built in Johnstown, PA by the Pennsylvania Railroad in 1887. It is notable for surviving the 1889 flood, but subsequently forming the base of a dam of debris that accumulated behind it and caught fire on the evening of the flood, incinerating a number of flood survivors trapped in the wreckage.

Stone Bridge - Stone Bridge
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Stone Bridge
Stone Bridge - NSRR train crossing the bridge
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NSRR train crossing the bridge
Stone Bridge - NSRR train crossing the bridge
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NSRR train crossing the bridge
Stone Bridge - Pennsylvania RR Stone Bridge Historic Marker
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Pennsylvania RR Stone Bridge Historic Marker

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