Schuykill Bridges Circa 1913
7th Street and Iron works forground, Bigaman Street In background
1913 Postcard View
BH Photo #374090
Thanks Dana and Kay.Luckily I saw pictures of this bridge in a book and followed up on it.The fun part with this bridge was actually seeing where it was.
George, good team work. Hadnt heard of it till you posted info. Sounds like a neat area, lot of history.
Thanks Dana and kay Klein for putting this bridge on the site.I didn't notice your names on the posting until I looked.
I noticed I spelled pier wrong.Nobody's perfect.
As I said in a previous post today being 4-14-17 I decided to take a walk from where I live on south 6th street in Reading to the Schuylkill river and see what is left of the row.When I did get to where the row crossed the river I did see on the Reading side an abutment which was in great shape.the pier in the middle of the river and the abutment on the W.Reading side are falling apart.Stonework is falling into the river from the peir.I couldn't get over to check out the other abutment.Too much brush and no trail.There is also abandoned rail leading to this abutment but the rail still leads into the Reading Iron property behind a fence.
Rich,thanks for the kind words which i don't mind sharing.As for this bridge i used to work for Cambridge-Lee Industries who Reading Iron Co became.I do remember going down to where this bridge crossed the river behind Cambridge-Lee Industries and seen piers in the river from this bridge.I looked in the history books of Berks County called the Passing Scene and saw this bridge.That's why i mentioned this bridge on Bridgehunters and i will make a trip down to the Schuylkill River to see what is actually left of the piers.Now might be a good time with the weeds down and less brush.Also i do live within walking distance which makes it more convenient.
Thanks so much for sharing this info!