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Girard Avenue Bridge (1874)

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Circa 1908

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BH Photo #402003

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Facts 

Overview
Lost deck truss bridge over Schuylkill River on Girard Ave
Location
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
Builders
- Clarke, Reeves & Co. of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Design)
- Phoenix Iron Co. of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Fabrication)
Design
Pratt deck truss
Dimensions
Total length: 1,000.0 ft.
Deck width: 100.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.97507, -75.19302   (decimal degrees)
39°58'30" N, 75°11'35" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/483518/4425007 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Philadelphia
Inventory number
BH 78399 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 25, 2021: Updated by Luke: Corrected builders to pre-existing categories.
  • February 25, 2021: Updated by Geoff Hubbs: Added dates and corrected truss type
  • October 14, 2018: New photo from Art Suckewer
  • January 10, 2018: New photo from Dave King
  • September 10, 2017: Added by Dana and Kay Klein

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