Stone Bridge at Johnstown
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William Rau photograph of  <i>Stone Bridge at Johnstown </i>, 1891.

Credit: Courtesy of the American Premier Underwriters, Inc.,(reproduction provided by the Library Company of Philadelphia)

Built in 1888, the PRR's stone-arch, four-track railroad bridge spanned the Conemaugh River at Johnstown. The bridge would demonstrate its strength the next year when it held back the debris thrust up against it during the great Johnstown flood.

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