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AMTK - Brandywine River Bridge


PRR - Branywine River Bridge

Wilmington DE

Photo taken by Douglas Butler

License: Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY)


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BH Photo #284471

Street View 


Deck plate girder bridge over Brandywine River on Pennsylvania RR / Conrail
Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware
Open to traffic
- Amtrak (AMTK)
- Northeast Corridor (NEC)
- Penn Central Railroad (PC)
- Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
Built as deck plate girder swing but has not opened in decades, and is officially exempt from being required to open as per Code of Federal Regulations
Also called
PRR - Brandywine River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.73992, -75.53677   (decimal degrees)
39°44'24" N, 75°32'12" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/454008/4399028 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Wilmington South
Inventory number
BH 61112 (Bridgehunter.com ID)


Amtrak (584)
Deck girder (6,699)
Delaware (168)
Girder (11,783)
HAER documented (1,138)
Have street view (30,587)
Movable (3,195)
New Castle County, Delaware (115)
Northeast Corridor (156)
Open (41,561)
Owned by railroad (14,331)
Penn Central Railroad (1,679)
Pennsylvania Railroad (1,167)
Plate girder (9,289)
Railroad (17,179)
Swing (1,624)
Wilmington, Delaware (39)

Update Log 

  • June 11, 2017: Updated by Alexander D. Mitchell IV: corrected, added details
  • January 19, 2016: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • December 31, 2015: Photo imported by Alexander D. Mitchell IV
  • July 17, 2014: Updated by Luke Harden: Removed category "Questionable" as a quick Google proved the bridge's existence.via HAER imgs
  • May 30, 2014: Added by Douglas Butler


  • Douglas Butler
  • HAER DE-12-B - Pennsylvania Railroad Improvements, Swing Bridge, Penn. R.R. over Brandywine River, Wilmington, New Castle County, DE
  • Alexander D. Mitchell IV


Amtrak - Brandywine River Bridge
Posted May 15, 2021, by Carl Moore (carlm0404 [at] gmail [dot] com )

For photo 1, "Brandywine" is misspelled.

W&W - Christina River Bridge
Posted May 31, 2014, by Douglas

Thanks Luke

W&W - Christina River Bridge
Posted May 30, 2014, by Luke Harden (lukemh9 [at] gmail [dot] com)

No, because you're on the Brandywine River.

W&W - Christina River Bridge
Posted May 30, 2014, by Douglas Butler

Is this location correct?