Reading Suspension Bridge
Designed by William Hildebrand of John A. Roebling Sons Co. of Trenton, New Jersey, this footbridge was constructed between 1886 and 1887 and provided a safe pedestrian route spanning the Philadelphia and Reading Railroad lines at the Outer Station in North Reading. The bridge was dismantled in 1983, and one of the two steel support towers was relocated here to Heritage Park, where today it serves as the Worker's Memorial Tower.
Information sign on site.
- Wire suspension bridge single tower
- Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania
- Single tower of bridge salvaged and put on display at shown park location.
- Dismantled 1983; one tower relocated here.
- - John A. Roebling's Sons Co. of Roebling, New Jersey
- William Hildebrand
- Suspension foot bridge.
- Also called
- Worker's Memorial
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +40.32447, -75.92623 (decimal degrees)
40°19'28" N, 75°55'34" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 18/421312/4464183 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- Inventory number
- BH 50558 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- July 1, 2018: Updated by Chester Gehman: Added description & photos.
- July 31, 2014: New Street View added by Ralph Demars
- December 15, 2011: Added by Nathan Holth
- Nathan Holth
- Chester Gehman - gehmanc2000 [at] yahoo [dot] com