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Reading - North 12th Street Overpass

Photo 

Former Reading Viaduct

Photo taken by Adam Elmquist

View this photo at panoramio.com

BH Photo #258425

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Facts 

Overview
Pony/through plate girder bridge over North 12th Street on Railroad
Location
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
Status
Abandoned
Future prospects
Proposed to become part of a linear park, like the High Line in NYC.
Railroad
- Reading Railroad (RDG)
Design
Pony plate girder
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.95976, -75.15808   (decimal degrees)
39°57'35" N, 75°09'29" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/486498/4423303 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Philadelphia
Inventory number
BH 56952 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 1, 2016: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • July 3, 2013: Added by Dave King

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Comments 

Reading - North 12th Street Overpass
Posted October 31, 2016, by Alexander D. Mitchell IV (LNER4472 [at] verizon [dot] net)
Reading - North 12th Street Overpass
Posted December 27, 2014, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

thanks luke for the information.sounds like a great idea.let me know when and if this evolves being how my relatives on my dads side are from philly.

Reading - North 12th Street Overpass
Posted December 26, 2014, by Luke

This bridge, along with http://bridgehunter.com/pa/philadelphia/672006008003460/ and others along the Reading Viaduct, have been proposed to be converted into a park, similar to the High Line in NYC.

http://www.therailpark.org/

RR N 12th Street Overpass
Posted January 31, 2014, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

does anyone know the current status of this abandoned bridge?please let me know.thanks.