The Strawberry Mansion Bridge crosses the Schuylkill River in Fairmount Park, a National Register-listed historic district. The bridge is significant for its construction under private ownership by the Fairmount Park Transportation Company, a streetcar line operating in the park. Nationally recognized bridge engineer Theodore Cooper consulted on the design of this spandrel-braced, three-hinged steel arch structure, which set records within its type for overall length and speed of erection. It is also a major work of the Phoenix Bridge Company, a prolific fabricating and erecting firm.
PA 67 7301 0160 0115 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
PANBI 39231 (Pennsylvania BRKEY bridge number on the 2011 NBI)
BH 31542 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 08/2008)
Deck condition rating: Very Good(8 out of 9) Superstructure condition rating: Fair(5 out of 9) Substructure condition rating: Fair(5 out of 9) Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 19.1 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1996)
September 10, 2016: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
September 10, 2016: Updated by Luke: Added streetcar info.
January 19, 2015: HAER photos posted by Dave King
January 7, 2011: New photos from Matthew Ridpath
July 11, 2010: New photo from D. Thomsen
May 25, 2010: New Street View added by Nathan Holth