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Wheatsheaf Lane Footbridge

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Bridge In Aftermath of Amtrak Derailment

Photo taken by NTSB May 13, 2015

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BH Photo #324523

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Overview
Through and Pony truss bridge over Railroad (Amtrak) on Pedestrian Walkway
Location
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
Status
Intact but closed to all traffic
Railroads
- Amtrak (AMTK)
- Penn Central Railroad (PC)
- Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
Design
Rivet-connected Double-Warren through truss, three spans, and Warren pony truss, six spans
Dimensions
Total length: 500.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.00157, -75.09257   (decimal degrees)
40°00'06" N, 75°05'33" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/492098/4427935 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Frankford
Inventory number
BH 67556 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 14, 2020: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • May 12, 2015: New Street View added by Nathan Holth

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Comments 

Wheatsheaf Lane Footbridge
Posted May 12, 2015, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Watching the news it looks like the derailed engine slid right under the bridge... its a miracle that it didn't take the bridge down with it!

Wheatsheaf Lane Footbridge
Posted May 12, 2015, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

I added this bridge upon seeing it during this evening's news coverage of a MASSIVE Amtrak derailment. This bridge just BARELY escaped destruction from the derailment.