This book that tells the complete story of Pennsylvania's Rockville Bridge, longest concrete-and-masonry stone-arch railroad bridge in the world, on the occasion of its centennial year. Generations of railroad fans, bridge historians, and artists have visited, photographed and illustrated this beloved landmark, which crosses the Susquehanna River on 48 arches five miles above Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. For this 3,820-foot-long bridge, 2002 marks the 100th year of uninterrupted service for the Pennsylvania, Penn Central, Conrail, and Norfolk Southern railroads.
Contents:Slow Start on the First Bridge, pp. 4-11;Troubles at Rockville Bridge, pp. 12-17;From Wood to Iron, pp. 18-25;From Iron to Stone: 1899-1900, pp. 26-45;On to Completion, pp. 46-55;Open for Business, pp. 56-65;Speed and Security, pp. 66-71;Streamliners, Flood and War, pp. 72-83;Competition and Merger, pp. 84-89;Conrail, and a Costly Repair, pp. 90-99;A Rockville Gallery, pp. 100-106;Appendix A, pg. 107;Endnotes, pp. 108-109;Bibliography, pg. 110;Index, pg. 111;Acknowledgements, pg. 112.
Withers Publishing, softcover, 112 pages, standard portrait book 8 x 10 in., 112 pages, 200+ photographs and illustrations, 10 pages in color.