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SEPTA - Schuylkill River Bridge

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From the north

View from the Schuylkill River bike trail

Photo taken by Jann Mayer in February 2010

License: Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY)

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BH Photo #241034

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Description 

This stone arch carries the SEPTA Regional Rail tracks over the Schuylkill River between Philadelphia and the 30th Street Station. It has two arch spans over the river, and an approach on each end. Four tracks approach the bridge on the east end, splitting to six on the west (station end), making the bridge wider on one end than the other.

Facts 

Overview
Stone arch bridge over Schuylkill River on SEPTA Regional Rail
Location
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
Status
Open to traffic
Railroads
- Commuter Rail
- Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA)
Design
Stone arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 205.0 ft.
Total length: 385.0 ft.
Deck width: 125.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.95610, -75.17967   (decimal degrees)
39°57'22" N, 75°10'47" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/484653/4422900 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Philadelphia
Inventory number
BH 53810 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 13, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Corrected Railroad
  • October 5, 2012: Updated by Jann Mayer: Added categories "Schuylkill River", "SEPTA Regional Rail"

Sources 

  • Jann Mayer - jannmayer [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Luke