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Conrail - Phoenixville Bridge


Phoenixville PRR Bridge --

Upriver side view from PA. Rt. 29 Bridge

Photo taken by Raymond Klein


BH Photo #157147


Street View 


Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Schuylkill River on Former PRR Schuylkill Division
Mont Clare, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, and Chester County, Pennsylvania
Built 1915
- A.C. Shand (Design)
- H.R. Leonard (Design)
- L.H. Focht & Sons of Reading, Pennsylvania (Contractor)
- McClintic-Marshall Co. of Chicago, Illinois & Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (TPG Fabricator)
- Conrail (CR)
- Penn Central Railroad (PC)
- Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
- Reading Railroad (RDG)
(Labeled from West to East)
1 76' 3.75" Pony plate girder
2 52' Semicircular arches
6 90' Segmental arches
2 60' Semicircular arches
1 80' Segmental arch
3 54' Segmental arches
1 34' Skewed semicircular arch
(Last 5 arches are on a 6 curve.)
Also called
PC - Phoenixville Bridge
PRR - Phoenixville Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.13779, -75.50950   (decimal degrees)
40°08'16" N, 75°30'34" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/456596/4443175 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory number
BH 44333 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 30, 2020: New photo from Ian Nelson
  • November 20, 2019: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • October 6, 2019: New photos from Geoff Hubbs
  • January 5, 2017: New Street View added by Luke
  • July 18, 2011: Updated by Daniel Hopkins: Added GPS
  • March 6, 2010: Updated by Joshua Collins: added gps coordinates
  • March 6, 2010: Updated by Raymond Klein: Made changes to name
  • February 25, 2010: Updated by Raymond Klein: Added Former to Schuyklill Division and Mont Clare, PA to name.
  • February 23, 2010: Added by Raymond Klein

Related Bridges 


  • Raymond Klein - Bookshelfthe [at] msn [dot] com
  • Joshua Collins - Bigjc1979 [at] aol [dot] com
  • Daniel Hopkins - chimera [at] clovermail [dot] net
  • Luke
  • Geoff Hubbs
  • Ian Nelson


Conrail - Phoenixville Bridge
Posted October 7, 2019, by Dana and Kay Klein

particularly enjoyed bh photo 157147. Great composition and shows proximity to other use. Thanks for making the journey

Conrail - Phoenixville Bridge
Posted October 7, 2019, by George A Oakley (Georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Geoff,thanks for the pictures of this bridge.Being from Montgomery not originally and fishing the Schuylkill River above this bridge on both the river and canal brings back great memories.Also seeing the locks and the dam was worth seeing.

Phoenixville - Mont Clare PRR Bridge
Posted January 21, 2014, by Maureen (pedsnurse95 [at] aol [dot] com)

This particular part of the bridge is on Amelia St in Mont Clare. :-)