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Connecting Railway Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Matthew Ridpath in January 2011

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BH Photo #191729

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Facts 

Overview
Stone arch bridge over Schuylkill River on Northeast Corridor/SEPTA/NJT
Location
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1867; Rebuilt 1912-15
Builder
- Eyre Shoemaker of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Railroads
- Amtrak (AMTK)
- Commuter Rail
- New Jersey Transit (NJT)
- Northeast Corridor (NEC)
- Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
- Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA)
Design
Stone arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 103.0 ft.
Also called
PRR - Bridge No. 69
PRR - Connecting Railway Bridge
Amtrak - Connecting Railway Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.97639, -75.19396   (decimal degrees)
39°58'35" N, 75°11'38" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/483438/4425155 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Philadelphia
Inventory number
BH 47550 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 4, 2016: Updated by Art Suckewer: Added a historic image and reverted name back to its historic name - Amtrak is listed elsewhere in the disciption and has nothing to do with the bridge name
  • November 28, 2014: Photo imported by Dave King
  • February 28, 2011: New photos from Rose
  • January 7, 2011: Added by Matthew Ridpath

Sources 

  • Matthew Ridpath
  • Rose
  • Luke