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B-Street Bridge (Old)

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B-Street Bridge Rocky II Training Montage

United Artists/MGM

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BH Photo #535409

The Rocky Bridge 

Written by Brandon Cooper

This bridge is sadly underappreciated in today's time. During the 1970s, this bridge made a background appearance in the 1976 movie "Rocky" and in the 1979 sequel "Rocky II", this bridge was used for the famous training montage set to Bill Conti's "Gonna Fly Now", where Rocky runs across the bridge and starts picking up neighborhood kids en route to steps of the Philadelphia Art Museum.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Conrail Railroad Tracks on B Street
Location
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
Railroads
- Conrail (CR)
- Philadelphia & Reading Rail Road (1833-1896) (P&R)
Design
Pratt through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.99181, -75.12689   (decimal degrees)
39°59'31" N, 75°07'37" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/489167/4426855 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 98936 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 9, 2022: Updated by Brandon Cooper: Added category "Philadelphia & Reading Rail Road (1833-1896)"
  • July 3, 2022: Essay added by Brandon Cooper

Sources 

  • Brandon Cooper
  • PhillyHistory - Search - The City of Philadelphia's photo archive contains approximately 2 million photographic records that date from the late 1800's. This web site has a subset of those photos. All archive photos may be searched by keyword and date. Archive photos which ha

Comments 

B-Street Bridge (Old)
Posted July 8, 2022, by Brandon Cooper

I'll snag those pics over the weekend when I get more time.

B-Street Bridge (Old)
Posted July 8, 2022, by Jesse Sharkoman Berube (jesseberube5 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Philli history is thats states equivalent to my states historical archive ive been using like the portal to texas history and the University of Texas at Arlington Libraries. they are a great source for historical images of buildings and bridges. historical archives are creative commons.

this is Luke told me about creative commons

"They're creative commons, so they're 100% usable, but they should be marked as such and credit lines should read something along the lines of "Courtesy of University of Texas at Arlington Libraries, Special Collections""

B-Street Bridge (Old)
Posted July 3, 2022, by Brandon Cooper

I found some photos of this bridge on this website here and was wondering if these would allowed to be used to replace the movie still I uploaded?

https://www.phillyhistory.org/PhotoArchive/Search.aspx