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Penn Street Bridge (Old)

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Reading circa 1908

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BH Photo #374822

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Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Schuykill River on Penn Street
Location
Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1885; replaced 1913
Design
Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Total length: 1,128.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.33544, -75.93747   (decimal degrees)
40°20'08" N, 75°56'15" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/420370/4465410 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Reading
Inventory number
BH 74980 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 20, 2017: Updated by Luke: Added build/loss dates
  • January 21, 2017: New photo from Dana and Kay Klein
  • December 30, 2016: Added by Dana and Kay Klein

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Penn Street Bridge (Older)
Posted April 20, 2017, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Got some information on this bridge.This bridge was replaced in 1912 due to advanced deterioration.