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Breakneck Creek
Breakneck Creek at Mars.jpg
Breakneck Creek seen from a bridge in Mars, Pennsylvania.
Country United States of America
State Pennsylvania
Cities Valencia, PA, Mars, PA, Callery, PA, Evans City, PA
Physical characteristics
Main source Bakerstown Hill
Bakerstown, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
1,290 ft (390 m)
River mouth Connoquenessing Creek
Eidenau, Butler County, Pennsylvania
902 ft (275 m)
Basin features
Tributaries
  • Left:
    Kaufman Run, Wolfe Run

Breakneck Creek is a tributary of Connoquenessing Creek that flows in a northwardly direction in Western Pennsylvania. It forms in the village of Bakerstown in Allegheny County then flows northwest through the borough of Valencia in Butler County.

From there, it continues northwest through the boroughs of Mars, Callery, and Evans City. Breakneck flows a few more miles until it reaches the village of Eidenau where it flows into Connoquenessing Creek.

History

The only known train station to span a waterway was located in Evans City. The Evans City Station was constructed on a platform above Breakneck in downtown. This structure was included in the Ripley's Believe It or Not! archive. The building is no longer standing.

Sources

  • An Historical Gazetteer of Butler County, Pennsylvania, Mechling Bookbindery., 2006, ISBN: 978-0-9760563-9-3.
  • Cole, Wayne A., Ghost Rails VI Harmony Route, ColeBooks, 2009, ISBN: 0-9727397-5-0.
  • Parisi, Larry D., Butler County, Arcadia Publishing, 2004, ISBN: 0-7385-3517-6.
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