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Colossus Bridge

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Upper Ferry Bridge (cropped)

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Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Covered through truss bridge over Schuylkill River on Spring Garden Street
Location
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
Status
Destroyed by fire
History
Built 1812; destroyed by fire 1838
Builder
- Louis Wernwag of Reutlingen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Design
Wooden, arched, covered through truss. At the time of its construction it's 343 feet made it the longest span in the world. Exceeding its nearest rival by over 90 feet.
Dimensions
Span length: 340.3 ft.
Total length: 340.3 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.96390, -75.18323   (decimal degrees)
39°57'50" N, 75°10'60" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/484351/4423766 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Philadelphia
Inventory number
BH 78764 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 17, 2020: New photo from Art Suckewer
  • June 16, 2020: Updated by Art Suckewer: Added pics and description
  • October 14, 2017: Added by Dave King

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Sources 

  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Wikipedia
  • Art Suckewer - Asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com