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7th Street Bridge

Photo 

Schuykill Bridges Circa 1913

7th Street and Iron works forground, Bigaman Street In background

1913 Postcard View

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BH Photo #374090

Map 

Description 

Per Research George Oakley lost 7th Street

Facts 

Overview
Lost Bridge over Schuykill River on 7th Street
Location
Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania
Status
Removed but not replaced
Design
Lost Through Truss Per Oakley
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.32271, -75.92444   (decimal degrees)
40°19'22" N, 75°55'28" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/421462/4463985 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 74934 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 27, 2016: Added by Dana and Kay Klein(Oakley Research)

Comments 

7th Street Bridge
Posted April 15, 2017, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

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.

7th Street Bridge
Posted April 15, 2017, by Anonymous

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.

7th Street Bridge
Posted April 15, 2017, by Dana and Kay Klein

George, good team work. Hadnt heard of it till you posted info. Sounds like a neat area, lot of history.

7th Street Bridge
Posted April 15, 2017, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Thanks Dana and kay Klein for putting this bridge on the site.I didn't notice your names on the posting until I looked.

7th Street Bridge
Posted April 14, 2017, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I noticed I spelled pier wrong.Nobody's perfect.

7th Street Bridge
Posted April 14, 2017, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

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.

7th Street Bridge
Posted April 3, 2017, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

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.

7th Street Bridge
Posted April 2, 2017, by Rich Geedey (rich [dot] geedey [at] gmail [dot] com)

Thanks so much for sharing this info!