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PRR K&T Branch - Frankford Creek Bridge

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Photo taken by Chris Ruhl in April 2006

License: Public domain: Released by author

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BH Photo #442779

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Overview
Pony plate girder swing bridge over Original Channel Frankford Creek on Pennsylvania Railroad K&T Branch
Location
Phil, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
Railroads
- Kensington & Tacony Railroad
- Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
Design
Pony plate girder
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.00526, -75.05822   (decimal degrees)
40°00'19" N, 75°03'30" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/495030/4428342 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 84253 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 13, 2019: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • January 22, 2019: New photo from Luke
  • January 22, 2019: Updated by Dana and Kay Klein: Per George Oakley

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PRR K&T Branch - Frankford Creek Bridge
Posted February 13, 2019, by George Oakley (Georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com )

I agree,Dana and Kay!

PRR K&T Branch - Frankford Creek Bridge
Posted February 13, 2019, by Dana and Kay Klein

NOW its a swing bridge! If Douglas hasn't drawn it its not a moveable bridge in my book!

PRR K&T Branch - Frankford Creek Bridge
Posted February 13, 2019, by George Oakley (Georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com )

Dana and Kay,the most recent entry is the right one that I meant to enter.Didn't realize both of them were entered in.

PRR K&T Branch - Frankford Creek Bridge
Posted February 13, 2019, by George Oakley (Georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com )

Dana and Kay,thanks and it's amazing what can be found when watching the news and looking at the location on satellite and seeing abandoned bridges which I did,for example.It's also great to uncover bridges that have never been seen and post them on this site.

PRR K&T Branch - Frankford Creek Bridge
Posted February 13, 2019, by George Oakley (Georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com )

Dana and Kay,thanks and it's amazing what can be found when watching the news and looking at the location on satellite and seeing abandoned bridges which I did,for example.It's also great to uncover what's never been seen on this site.

PRR K&T Branch - Frankford Creek Bridge
Posted February 12, 2019, by Dana and Kay Klein

Nice Find George, not many swing bridges to be discovered that aren't on this site already.

PRR K&T Branch - Frankford Creek Bridge
Posted February 12, 2019, by Luke

The Wikipedia article that produced the picture confirmed it was a swing girder.

PRR K&T Branch - Frankford Creek Bridge
Posted February 12, 2019, by Douglas Butler

That's true

PRR K&T Branch - Frankford Creek Bridge
Posted February 12, 2019, by George Oakley (Georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com )

Doug,I would agree with you.Only way to find out for sure if someone can visit and see if there's any gears or proof of a swing bridge.

PRR K&T Branch - Frankford Creek Bridge
Posted February 12, 2019, by Douglas Butler

It looks like a swing bridge too me

K&T Trail Branch Frankford Creek Bridge
Posted January 22, 2019, by George Oakley (Georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Dana and Kay,i see the bridge is fenced off so there is no access on the northern side of the bridge.I see towers that look like they held overhead electric wires at one time.I'm wondering also if this rail line was at one time electrified.I could be wrong.

K&T Trail Branch Frankford Creek Bridge
Posted January 22, 2019, by Dana and Kay Klein

Mr. Butler, Swing Bridge?