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Manayunk Canal Bridge


Photo taken by Matthew Ridpath in July 2011


BH Photo #206187


Street View 


Bridge may be gone--see comments


Abandoned Pratt Pony Truss Pedestrian Bridge over Manayunk Canal
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
Abandoned, possibly demolished--see comments
7-panel, pin-connected Pratt pony truss pedestrian bridge with Phoenix columns.
Also called
McDowell Paper Mill Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.02573, -75.22494   (decimal degrees)
40°01'33" N, 75°13'30" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/480806/4430636 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory number
BH 49256 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 27, 2016: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • November 19, 2014: Updated by Alexander D. Mitchell IV: Bridge pin on map relocated after 2012 article shows possible erroneous listing
  • August 9, 2012: Updated by Daniel Hopkins: Added category "Railroad"
  • July 30, 2011: Added by Matthew Ridpath



Manayunk Canal Bridge
Posted October 6, 2019, by Geoff Hubbs (geoffrey [dot] hubbs [at] att [dot] net)

It's long gone, there is a new apartment complex and pedestrian bridge on the site.

Manayunk Canal Bridge
Posted November 21, 2014, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

alexander,thanks for the information.i will check it out when i can being that i am living not far from philly.i never heard of a train hitting it.also google maps still shows it as being on site.if anyone does hopefully hear or know of any damage or the bridge still being there it will save me a trip.

Manayunk Canal Bridge
Posted November 19, 2014, by Alexander D. Mitchell IV

On the basis of this article:


I am led to believe that the bridge prominently pictured in this listing was demolished by a train in 2012, and that the bridge seen in the distance in the initial photo is the one that still survives. Someone will have to go on site in person to confirm--I cannot get enough information from Google views.

Manayunk Canal Bridge
Posted January 31, 2014, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

does anyone know the current status of this abandoned bridge?please let me know.thanks.