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Tacony-Palmyra Bridge

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Tacony - Palmyra Bridge

Open for traffic

Photo taken by Douglas Butler in April 2013

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BH Photo #272349

Map 

Video 

MichaelAnglim

Facts 

Overview
Bascule bridge over Delaware River on NJ 73 in Philadelphia
Location
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, and Burlington County, New Jersey
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1929
Builder
- Ralph Modjeski of Bochnia, Poland (Chief Engineer)
Design
Bascule
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 537.1 ft.
Total length: 3,659.3 ft. (0.7 mi.)
Deck width: 38.1 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 20.7 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.01167, -75.04333   (decimal degrees)
40°00'42" N, 75°02'36" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/496301/4429053 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Frankford
Average daily traffic (as of 2005)
44,628
Inventory numbers
PA 67 7301 9991 0015 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
BH 31543 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of August 2008)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 47.1 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • August 13, 2015: New video from Douglas Butler
  • January 3, 2014: New photos from Douglas Butler
  • December 28, 2013: New photos from Patrick S. O'Donnell
  • August 19, 2011: New Street View added by Stephen Greer
  • June 8, 2010: New Street View added by Nathan Holth

Sources 

  • Nathan Holth
  • Stephen Greer
  • Patrick S. O'Donnell - 1 [dot] 991km [at] comcast [dot] net
  • Wikipedia
  • Douglas Butler

Comments 

Tacony-Palmyra Bridge
Posted October 14, 2017, by Nathan Delaplaine (ndelaplaine [at] gmail [dot] com)

Now that a traffic light has been installed, vehicles will no longer need to stop at the electrical sign and vehicles will now only stop at the drawbridge gates.

Tacony-Palmyra Bridge
Posted December 28, 2013, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Absolutely ridiculous. Public walkway. Photography is legal in such a location. Any police order to delete photos is actually illegal... for the cops. If they forced you to delete photos I believe you could technically file a lawsuit. Funny, I had police harassment in New York City area in October also, with PANYNJ police telling me I couldn't photo the Goethals bridge. Don't these east coast cops have anything better to do?

Tacony-Palmyra Bridge
Posted July 5, 2011, by Fmiser (fmiser [at] gmail [dot] com)

The Wikipedia article has a good photo of the bridge.

Another article, this one by Burlington county. Includes photos and history.

http://www.bcbridges.org/AboutUs/AboutOurBridges/TaconyPalmy...

Tacony-Palmyra Bridge
Posted May 22, 2008, by Bill Flis (flis [at] detk [dot] com)