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CRCX - Schuylkill Arsenal Bridge

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Phila Arsenal Bridge01

Looking northeast from the west bank.

Photo taken by D. Thomsen

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Description 

Schuylkill Arsenal Railroad Bridge, built about 1905 by the Pennsylvania Railroad as a formerly electrified, two track, deck truss, (fixed shut) swing bridge across the Schuylkill River in the University City neighborhood in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Now owned by CSX Transportation. Also crosses the Schuylkill Expressway I-76) near western end, and CSX tracks on ground level on eastern end.

Facts 

Overview
Bridge over Schuylkill River on Conrail Shared Assets Operations
Location
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1905
Design
Deck truss, formerly swing now fixed. One girder approach span on western end, several girder approach spans on eastern end. 3 stone piers in the river.
Also called
Arsenal Bridge
Arsenal Railroad Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.94333, -75.19167   (decimal degrees)
39°56'36" N, 75°11'30" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/483625/4421485 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Philadelphia
Inventory number
BH 45674 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 24, 2013: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • August 10, 2010: Updated by D. Thomsen: Added categories, fuller description
  • July 19, 2010: Updated by D. Thomsen: Typo.

Sources 

  • D. Thomsen - dcthomsen [at] comcast [dot] net
  • Wikipedia
  • Douglas Butler

Comments 

Schuylkill Arsenal Railroad Bridge
Posted July 20, 2010, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

This is a riveted Warren Deck truss.

Schuylkill Arsenal Railroad Bridge
Posted July 19, 2010, by D. Thomsen (dcthomsen [at] comcast [dot] net)

An expert should specify the type of deck truss.